In previous articles we discussed why inclusion of sexual minorities is instrumental to the World Bank’s goal of shared prosperity and constitutes smart economics. This piece focuses on how sexual…

Fabrice Houdart, Phil Crehan |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

Photo: Nandita Roy / World Bank"Five years ago, I was no one, " said Kunti Devi to me, sitting up straight against the wall of her one-room mud hut in Bara, a small village in India…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

In a new study on gender equality, researchers asked 4, 000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their…

Stacy Morford |

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Jim Yong Kim |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads.  Satellite images of Beijing’s smog have been popping up on Twitter and blogs as the city suffers…

Donna Barne |