“We are truly free, and as long as the tractor is working and helping us generate income, there’s no going back.” On my recent trip to Chad, I was impressed by the optimism and confidence of women…

Annette Dixon |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

The implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered.

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

At a recent event at the World Bank’s annual Spring Meetings, Ibrahim AlSuwail, Deputy Governor of Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority (SAGIA), discussed just how far the Kingdom has come…

Issam Abousleiman |

Nigeria joined the Open Government Partnership in 2016 and made commitments to improve fiscal transparency and public participation in the budgeting process. The World Bank is supporting the…

Stephen Davenport, Kristina Aquino |

Around the world, an estimated 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced due to conflict, disasters, and violence. Approximately 60% of them are thought to live in urban areas. The urban story of…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Soraya Goga, Ellen Hamilton |

In the past five years alone, public debt in the poorest countries has increased from 36% of GDP to 51% of GDP.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Every year on May 17, we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and honor the tremendous progress that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex…

Maninder Gill, Trishna Rana |