Focusing on Kiribati, Tonga and Vanuatu, in late 2020 the World Bank conducted roughly 450 interviews with temporary migrant workers, their families and communities, and their employers. We…

Kirstie Petrou, Dung Doan |

In Latin America and the Caribbean, one woman dies every hour due to pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium complications.

Bremen de Mucio, Amparo Gordillo-Tobar |

The World Bank’s Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement (BEoFD) program aims to expand high-quality policy-relevant research to inform the range of more effective and durable responses in…

Jeni Klugman, Audrey Sacks, Lucia Hanmer, Diana J. Arango |

Opening up Space for Women Leaders in Energy

Priya Chopra |

In the summer of 2022, unusually intense monsoon rains – exacerbated by climate change - caused a super flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, affecting some 33 million people. While all four…

Anne T. Kuriakose, Thomas Kerr |

Women of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have outperformed many other regions in terms of life expectancy, infant mortality, and tertiary education. Their performance in education has, in…

Ferid Belhaj, Paul Noumba Um, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |

The World Bank has partnered with Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Jamaica to tackle this issue. Here are five trends in gender equality in the Caribbean:

Lilia Burunciuc |

Today, on International Women’s Day, we delve into data from the World Bank’s Gender Data Portal to explore some of the obstacles still preventing women from fully participating in the economy and…

Hana Brixi, Haishan Fu |

To discuss Intra-African trade, one must consider its informality, the small size of the traders, and the important role of women. Yet women traders face challenges in the form of tariff and non-…

Mila Malavoloneque, Ankur Huria |

The World Bank is prioritizing three key accelerators for women’s digital inclusion. Check them out in this blog.

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Alicia Hammond |