Numbers don’t lie. That’s why, in our day-to-day lives, we rely heavily on numbers from household surveys, from national accounts, and from other traditional sources to describe the world around…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

Nikhil Chandra Roy, who received certification through the Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP), Skills recognition is changing the lives of informal workers in Bangladesh In 2014,…

Tashmina Rahman |

Stitches to Riches? The Potential of Apparel Manufacturing in South Asia In the coming years and decades, China is expected to slowly relinquish its lead position in the global apparel market,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates cited “time poverty” as a top priority in their 2016 Annual Letter, referring to the unpaid work that disproportionately falls on women and shining a…

Naila Kabeer, Simeen Mahmud |

My father is a long-distance trucker based in Belarus. As a young girl, I spent long hours on the road with him. I loved traveling to neighboring and faraway cities and—even though I could barely…

Alena Sakhonchik |

Informal employment predominates in many low-income countries and is here to stay, possibly for a very long time. We need to recognize that informality and formality are two ends of a continuum.…

Shanthi Nataraj |

Instructor and Students at the Bangladesh Korea Technical Training Center, Chittagong. Credit: Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan Bangladesh has a major opportunity to address one of its most pressing…

Sanjay Kathuria |