Growing up after the war, Eleanor faced discrimination and bigotry at every turn. It was difficult to get to school without crutches, and she was bullied because she looked different. But through…

Louise Twining-Ward |

Last week, I discussed what I see as three misconceptions about artificial intelligence. I share the increasingly widespread view that AI is going to have vast social and economic consequences.…

Gabriel Demombynes |

In Bangladesh, the Health and Gender Support Project for Cox’s Bazar district (HGSP) has had an immense impact on islands such as Kutubdia, by removing barriers to high-quality and cost-effective…

Md Rafi Hossain, Bushra Binte Alam |

In the last few weeks, several people have asked me “what’s the big deal with AI?” I tell them to read the book The Coming Wave by AI pioneer Mustafa Suleyman, which argues that we are at the cusp…

Gabriel Demombynes |

On behalf of Africa’s vibrant and visionary youth community, we extend our heartfelt thanks to you, our esteemed leaders, for your attendance at the Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit in…

Raphael January Kambamwene, Alice Ahadi Magaka, Davis Mazula |

Four years ago, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) introduced free primary education, aware of the importance of developing human capital to support economic growth, transform the country,…

Victoria Kwakwa |

The equality and dignity of all people—regardless of gender—is something we stand by at the World Bank Group. We have worked hard, especially in the last decade since our 2012 World Development…

Hana Brixi |

South Asia’s higher education sector has been growing. As countries struggle to accommodate increasing student numbers with limited financial resources, regional collaboration in the higher…

Cecile Fruman, Lynne Sherburne-Benz |

About six months after Kantaben lost her husband to COVID-19, members of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)—a national trade union of 2.5 million informal workers in India—approached…

Reema Nanavaty , Hana Brixi |

Ensuring all people can lead productive and fulfilling lives is central to our mission at the World Bank.

Mamta Murthi |