Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would…

Lucia Hanmer |

This blog post draws on material from "Can cash transfers prevent intimate partner violence?" which was published on the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) blog in May…

Melissa Hidrobo, Shalini Roy |

Bangladeshi women holding baskets above their heads while working on a road project. The Second Bangladesh Rural Transport Improvement Project has generated nearly 50, 000 person-years of…

Ashis Bhadra, Md. Mostafa Kamal |

Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank

Quentin Wodon |

There is a lot for Bangladesh to celebrate in the latest World Bank research on global poverty and inequality. The new report, entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality”,…

Qimiao Fan |

There is now a huge window of opportunity for South Asia to create more apparel jobs, as rising wages in China compel buyers to look to other sourcing destinations.  Our new report – Stitches to…

Ritika D’Souza |

The Alliance and Accord have been working over the past three years with more than 1, 500 factories to help them meet new fire and building safety standards The China sourcing conundrum In…

Mark Jones, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Apparel manufactuaring has the potential to provide much needed jobs to women in South Asia Photo by: Arne Hoel/World Bank China now dominates the global apparel market – accounting for 41% of the…

Raymond Robertson, Yevgeniya Savchenko |

At first she looks like any bride: wearing a white wedding dress with her face covered with the wedding veil and carrying a bridal bouquet. Except that she is no ordinary bride. She is being sold…

Bassam Sebti |