A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.

David Malpass |

On March 5, 2020, we could observe the birth of a structure equipped to monitor the legal, economic, political and social realities of women in Colombia.

José Cuesta |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Smarter wastewater interventions through circular economy principles in Bogotá, Colombia

Alexander Serrano, Karen Navarro |

Egypt’s rapid population growth and lack of affordable housing have made house ownership and rental difficult, especially for low-income households. Available, affordable housing has been affected…

Jean Michel Lobet, Laila Abdelkader, Alia Eldidi |

Of the region’s 450 million people, nearly two-thirds, almost 300 million people, are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, this vast human resource is highly “untapped,” and nearly 80 percent of…

Anna Bjerde |

In 2005, Affaf joined el sewing center in Mokattam and started to learn how to sew until she mastered everything. She is now the manager of the center, and she deals with clients, gives them…

Yasmina Abou Youssef |

Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

Becoming more equal in East Asia Pacific by reducing the trade-offs between work and home

Victoria Kwakwa |

The young Nigerien women pictured here are attending a girls-only safe space club, where they are learning about sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, gender awareness, decision-making,…

Priyanka Ripley |