In previous articles we discussed why inclusion of sexual minorities is instrumental to the World Bank’s goal of shared prosperity and constitutes smart economics. This piece focuses on how sexual…

Fabrice Houdart, Phil Crehan |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

My work with small-hold cocoa farmers in Nicaragua has taught me that it is not true that organic production is more expensive, complicated to learn and unsustainable.   The Sustainable…

Mary L. González |

Mi trabajo en la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN) en Nicaragua con organizaciones de pequeños productores cacaoteros  me enseñó que es una falacia que la producción orgánica es más cara…

Mary L. González |

Available in Français, 中文 Gender equality is smart economics. That’s an observation that has gained wide acceptance, if not equally wide application. But for 23 countries in the Equal Futures…

Donna Barne |

Disponible en: English | Français |  عربي La igualdad de género es una estrategia económica acertada. Este es un punto de vista que si bien ha ganado una amplia aceptación no ha sido de la misma…

Donna Barne |

In a new study on gender equality, researchers asked 4, 000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their…

Stacy Morford |

Also available in English El viernes se celebró el Día Internacional de la Mujer, pero antes que añadir centímetros celebratorios generales en el ciberespacio, quisiera contarles un caso…

Willem Janssen |

También disponible en español Last Friday was International Women’s Day, but before adding to the general celebratory messages in cyberspace, I would like to tell you about a specific case that…

Willem Janssen |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |