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Ten years ago, marked a major milestone in global cooperation for wildlife conservation when 46 countries signed the London Declaration on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Valerie Hickey |

A new book, Public Net Worth – Accounting, Government and Democracy, suggests a holistic approach to PFM and explains how governments can improve their fiscal position from a declining net worth…

Arman Vatyan |

This week's links include a new textbook on causal inference and machine learning, a new lit review on female labor supply, and more...

David McKenzie |

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean have different economic opportunities than men. This may not be surprising news for most readers. In this blog post, we discuss two less-explored facets of…

Paola Buitrago-Hernandez, Jacobus de Hoop, Phoebe Ishak, Raquel Melgar Calderon, Hugo Ñopo |

More than 300,000 women die of cervical cancer each year—and more than 90 percent of them live in low and middle-income countries. These deaths are unnecessary because the tools exist to eliminate…

Michael Kent Ranson, Francisca Ayodeji Akala, Amparo Gordillo-Tobar, Supriya Madhavan |

Through 21 spatial layers, the World Bank's GEEST tool evaluates women's access to employment opportunities by contextualizing and enhancing our understanding of gender dynamics in the…

Clara Ivanescu, Carolina Mayen Huerta, Anna Tabitha Bonfert |

The international community has an unprecedented opportunity to help developing countries reap the benefits of digitalization while mitigating the risks and ensuring that, working together,…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Implementing women’s land rights in practice: A challenge in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

Daniela Behr, Isabel Santagostino Recavarren |

In Nigeria alone, over 85 million people —more than 4 out of 10 Nigerians— are deprived of electricity. My trip to Abuja earlier this month reinforced what I already knew: the paradox of energy…

Anna Bjerde |

The numbers on poverty in Madagascar are alarmingly high. More than 24 million people lived on less than 4,000 ariary ($0.89) per person per day in 2022 in Madagascar, setting the national poverty…

Ana María Oviedo, Francis Muamba Mulangu |