When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, most countries closed schools for in-person instruction to prevent the spread of the virus. Even today, more than two years since the pandemic…

Diego Luna-Bazaldua, Victoria Levin, Julia Liberman, Aishwarya Khurana |

The lives of most Congolese have not improved since the Congo Wars ended 20 years ago. Persistent conflict and slow economic progress caused living standards to decline year after year. Most…

Jean-Christophe Carret, Olga Kadima, Cia Sjetnan |

Menstruation affects girls’ attendance and participation in education, globally.
A study by UNESCO found that one in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa missed school while on their period.…

Myra Murad Khan |

Adolescents are also especially important to achieving the social norms change that will ultimately prevent violence since adolescence is a time of transformation – a window of opportunity where…

Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Greta Granados de Orbegoso, Diana Catalina Buitrago Orozco, Lorena Levano, Giselle Marie Bello |

We need more girls and women in science. What are three ways in which we can support them?

Maria Barron, Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

Africa at a Crossroads: Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future. A comprehensive effort could unlock the region’s potential and spur recovery

Hana Brixi, Laura Rawlings |

Forward thinking, focused, and inclusive investments in human capital are sorely needed to support the path to recovery in Sri Lanka.

Hartwig Schafer |

The World Bank is committed to seeing every girl prosper in her life. Our projects support the education of hundreds of millions of girls and young women across the world.

Jaime Saavedra, Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Myra Murad Khan |

Attacks on schools have become increasingly frequent in news headlines throughout Western and Central Africa region. Since the 2014 Chibok girls’ kidnapping in Nigeria, attacks on schools have…

Martín E. De Simone, Wuraola Mosuro, Stefano De Cupis, Yevgeniya Savchenko, Jason Weaver |

In this blog, we will feature empirical evidence related to three dimensions of parenting and learning. The first piece calls attention to socio-emotional learning, which may generate positive…

Kerina Wang, Emiko Naomasa, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |