Education indicators screenshot from the interactive poverty maps for Bangladesh Poverty maps are a useful tool to visualize and compare poverty rates across geographic areas, and learn about how…

Monica Yanez-Pagans, Yurani Arias Granada |

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 |

As the local mirab - “water master” and I walked along the high-elevation canal, high winds blew sand in our mouths and eyes. The elevation canal in Herat province is famous for its “120 days of…

Bashir Ahmad |

Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank

Quentin Wodon |

October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion…

Annette Dixon |

An Afghan woman uses her skills to make artificial flowers for sell. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank. Earlier this year, I visited a meeting of a Village Savings and Loan Association in…

Mohammad Shafi Rahimi |

Photo credit: Rumi Consultancy / World Bank Today I joined leaders and representatives from 70 countries and 20 international organizations and agencies at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.…

Annette Dixon |