يشعر المحللون بالحيرة منذ بعض الوقت لانخفاض معدلات مشاركة المرأة في العمل في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، فهي أدنى من أي منطقة أخرى من مناطق العالم.وقد تحدد عدد الأسباب المتعارضة التي تتراوح…

ماتيو جروه |

        The low participation rates of women in the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa, lower than any other region in the world, has puzzled analysts for some time. A number of…

Matthew Groh |

Development economists know that how husbands and wives make decisions affects many outcomes: savings, time use, and investment in education, health,

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

In the Kenyan village of Naro Moro in the foothills of Mount Kenya near lush forests, I recently met Josephine Wanjiru and other members of a women’s group she leads. The transformation in their…

Juliet Pumpuni |

Pakistan’s population of nearly 181 million is growing at 2% per year; this population explosion has resulted in the country meeting the international definition of water stress—water availability…

Masroor Ahmad, Sana Ikram Sharif |

Like a Bollywood dance sequence, South Asia’s growth numbers tend to dazzle. It is the second-fastest-growing region in the world after East Asia. But behind the glamour lies a paradox. Despite…

Mabruk Kabir, Joe Qian |

As our sturdy Land Cruiser inched its way down a precipitous dirt track, trying to descend from a high ridge into the Rift Valley, I wondered what might happen if we had an accident here in the…

Kavita Watsa |

The idea for looking into the issue of microfinance outreach to women in Pakistan had been of interest to the World Bank for some time.  Outreach of the microfinance sector to women borrowers had…

Mehnaz Safavian |

Also available in English, Portuguese Cada vez más, las mujeres son socias cruciales para el desarrollo de América Latina. Madres, estudiantes, profesionales, mujeres de todos los ámbitos de la…

Joao Pedro Azevedo, Louise Cord |

In honor of Labor Day here in the US, I want to talk about a recent nutrition paper by Emla Fitzsimons, Bansi Malde, Alice Mesnard and Marcos Vera-Hernandez.   This paper, “Household Responses to…

Markus Goldstein |