Only a few months ago, mentioning the words discrimination and racism was taboo in many topics of the public agenda.

Seynabou Sakho |

Although women's mobility patterns are different from men's, the design of public transport systems hardly ever reflects that reality. How can we turn this around and create transit…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Irene Portabales González, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Giselle Marie Bello |

At a first glance, developing countries’ reliance on consumption taxes, which are viewed as regressive, suggests a limited or negative impact on wealth redistribution via the tax system.

Pierre Bachas, Lucie Gadenne, Anders Jensen |

The pre-existing inequalities are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it more difficult for the most vulnerable populations to access critical services - including healthcare…

Linda Van Gelder |

The majority of women in developing countries still lack access to the internet—a significant hurdle to gender equality and inclusion. To close the gap, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Sonia Jorge |

Earlier this year we launched Inclusion Matters in Africa in Nairobi in collaboration with the Kenya National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). We could not have hoped for a more informed and…

Simeon Ehui, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but…

Deepa Rai |

As the world struggles to fight the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, over 2 billion people still do not have access to a toilet, and hundreds of millions of people cannot even wash their hands at…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

From bus schedules to personal safety and gender roles, there are many different factors that can affect how women move around. A new World Bank study takes a closer look at women's mobility…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Ana Luiza Machado, Bianca Bianchi Alves |

Across the globe, studies reveal staggering and terrifying facts on violence against women and girls. Evidence tells us that girls and young women with disabilities may face up to 10 times more…

Mari Koistinen, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Diana J. Arango, Camilla Gandini |