Major cities across Latin America are taking concrete action to promote cycling and become more bike-friendly. Given the urgent need to reduce emissions from urban transport, this could serve as a…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

A World Bank project is making a small difference in the lives of thousands of women and girls every day in the seven countries in which it is being implemented, such as Mali.

Habibatou Gologo |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person…

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

A young woman waits at a bus terminal in Brazil. Photo: WRI Brasil/FlickrThe global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Bianca Bianchi Alves, Verónica Raffo, Brittany Walters, Ana Luiza Machado |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and…

Priti Kumar, Abhishek Gupta |

Accumulated scientific evidence shows that proper nutrition and stimulation in utero and during early childhood benefit physical and mental well-being later in life and contribute to the…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

Developing gender-inclusive digital jobs programs for youth is the subject of a new report, Digital Jobs for Youth: Young Women in the Digital Economy. Photo Credit: © Visual News Associates /…

Mamadou Biteye, Namita Datta, Danielle Robinson |

While the global community now acknowledges the connection between gender inequality on land and the persistence of poverty, little has effectively changed on women’s land rights in Latin America…

Patricia Chaves |

 A spotlight on the legal framework in Brazil shows that laws still fail to address gender discrimination, ensure equal access to opportunities, and level the playing field for women in all…

Paula Tavares |