Niñas en la escuela. Pakistán. © Caroline Suzman/Banco Mundial Durante mi infancia en Pakistán, a menudo me preguntaba por qué se esperaba que los niños se convirtieran en médicos o ingenieros…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

فتيات في مدرسة. باكستان. كارولاين سوزمان/ البنك الدولي. حيث أنني تربيت في باكستان، كثيرا ماكنت أتساءل لماذا كان يُتوقع للأولاد أن يصبحوا أطباء ومهندسين، بينما كان يتم تشجيع الفتيات، وأنا بينهن،…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

Girls attend school. Pakistan. © Caroline Suzman/World Bank Growing up in Pakistan, I often wondered why boys were expected to become doctors or engineers while girls, including me, were…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

The time is right to act on this issue in Pakistan. If we do not address violence against women and girls, sustainable growth will remain elusive. Almost one in three married Pakistani women…

Uzma Quresh, Tanya D'Lima |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English 14% فقط من النساء يشاركن في سوق العمل، وفرص العمل أمامهن شحيحة. (تصوير: محمد عيسى / مؤسسة التمويل الدولية) العديد من البلدان تكافح من أجل خلق وظائف أكثر…

Michelle Davis |

Also available in Arabic.  In Jordan, only 14% of women are in the labor market, and job opportunities for them are scarce. (Photo: Mohamed Essa / IFC) Many countries struggle with creating more…

Michelle Davis |

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, it marked the beginning of the world’s largest ever sanitation drive. Now, a 2017 survey by the Quality Council of…

Guangzhe Chen, Vinita Ranade |

This blogpost is part of a series of thematic blogs for the World Bank's Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic. Woman carries water containers near polluted stream…

Libbet Loughnan, Craig Kullmann |

Vibrant streets with vendors. Photo: Jon Kher Kaw / World Bank Public spaces such as streets, open spaces, parks, and public buildings are a big part of cities that are often overlooked.…

Annie Gapihan, Jon Kher Kaw, Jaafar Sadok Friaa |