Gender parity in educational attainment may mask other important inequalities. (Photo: Vuong Hai Hoang / World Bank) In many ways, girls’ education is a success story in global development.…

Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, Barbara Mensch |

(Photo: Michael Haws / World Bank) When we talk about the future of work, it is important to include perspectives, ideas and solutions from young people as they are the driving force that can…

Esteve Sala |

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Tariq Khokhar |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Mexico created over 60, 000 jobs between 1993 to 2000 upgrading the apparel value chain from assembly to direct distribution to customers.  (Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank) As we discussed…

Ruchira Kumar |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Esta página en: English | Portuguese | العربية  Los buenos directores de escuela pueden ser un factor determinante “En general, se piensa que los buenos directores son la clave del éxito de las…

David Evans |

When a family of 10 smooth-coated otters appeared in Singapore’s urban downtown of Marina Bay last year, the city was ablaze with excitement and delight. Who would have thought that these otters…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Jon Kher Kaw, Fen Wei |

El Banco Mundial prevé que el crecimiento económico mundial se fortalecerá hasta ubicarse en el 2, 7 % en 2017 debido a que el repunte de las manufacturas y el comercio, el aumento de la confianza…

Global Macroeconomics Team |

Tendencias como la automatización, que provocan cambios fundamentales en el mercado laboral, hacen que las investigaciones analicen cada vez más el valor de las aptitudes no cognitivas o las…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |