The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic wellbeing of the national population through the Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey (UHFPS…

Aziz Atamanov, Frédéric Cochinard, John Ilukor, Talip Kilic, Giulia Ponzini |

Over the last decade, maternal mortality has decreased and girls’ enrollment in secondary school has considerably increased, but many discriminatory laws in 178 countries still hold back 2.4…

Haishan Fu, Hana Brixi |

World Bank Strengthening Gender Statistics project is partnering with National Statistical Offices in twelve IDA-19 countries to support the production of gender data in the economic domain.

Anna Tabitha Bonfert, Talip Kilic, Heather Moylan, Miriam Muller |

Reliable data is a critical tool in the fight against extreme poverty. Household surveys, as the primary source of such data, play a fundamental role in understanding the welfare of the world’s…

Josefine Durazo, Maryam Gul, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Giulia Altomare |

Understanding the aspirations and goals of the youth is essential to developing effective employment policies. Aspirations can drive choices in education, employment, and job-seeking efforts.…

Valentina Costa, Ivette Maria Contreras-González, Amparo Palacios-Lopez |

Good gender data is essential for tracking our progress in promoting gender equality. But how do we collect this data in a reliable way?

Aletheia Amalia Donald, Maria Hernandez-de-Benito |

The World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team developed a guidebook on Agricultural Survey Design, a consolidated reference for research­ers, survey practitioners, and policy…

Andrew Dillon, Sydney Gourlay, Philip Randolph Wollburg, Alberto Zezza |

Labor statistics are important for a variety of purposes. In countries with more developed labor markets, unemployment rates often make headline news. Other labor statistics indicators—labor force…

Valentina Costa, Josefine Durazo, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Isis Gaddis, Giulia Altomare |

Today, agriculture remains the backbone of the economies of low-income countries around the world where most of the people live below the international poverty line. The agricultural labor is…

Giulia Altomare, Akuffo Amankwah, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Akiko Sagesaka |

Between late 2015 and 2016, an unprecedented drought ravaged southern Africa. As the worst-hit country in the region, Malawi faced the largest humanitarian emergency in its history, with nearly 7…

Raka Banerjee, Alejandro de la Fuente, Talip Kilic |