Having hovered around 10 percent for over 20 years, female labor force participation (FLFP) in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. To investigate why, our teams met with groups of…

Silvia Redaelli, Noor Rahman |

My first trip since the start of the pandemic was both productive and informative in equal measure. Ahead of the in-person G7 Finance Meetings in London, I first stopped in Helsinki and Moscow for…

David Malpass |

Traditionally, the World Bank has reported and provided advice on poverty measurement through the income and consumption expenditure measures. This approach looks at a monetary minimum threshold…

Enrique Delamónica, Mansour Ndiaye, Maria Ana Lugo, Silvia Malgioglio |

There has been impressive progress on the vaccination front. Scientists have come up with multiple vaccines in record time. Unprecedented public and private financing has supported vaccine…

Kristalina Georgieva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, David Malpass, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala |

The region is the world’s second largest contributor of solid waste —334 million tons annually-- and is also on track to be the fastest growing contributor to plastic pollution over the next two…

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |

Informal activity is widespread in emerging market and developing economies.

Shu Yu, Dana Vorisek |

Small area estimation and the foxy lady: A love story

Paul Corral, Kristen Himelein, Kevin McGee, Isabel Molina |

As the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of trade will be more critical than ever to growth, job creation and poverty reduction.

Caroline Freund, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

On this World Information Society Day, Georgia has embarked on an important journey to bring more of its citizens online. The Government’s Open Net program, which seeks to connect about 1,000…

Siddhartha Raja, Himmat Singh Sandhu |