The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record, according to newly released UNHCR report and World Bank estimates.

Emi Suzuki |

Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

Progress towards women’s entrepreneurial development has increased over the past ten years. However, female entrepreneurs continue to face multiple obstacles in their journey – one of them being…

Maereg Tewoldebirhan Alemayehu, Kavell Joseph |

Concern about the world’s oceans is growing. Overfishing threatens fisheries, coral reefs are declining and disappearing, and the number of dead zones is increasing.

Donna Barne, Florina Pirlea |

Freedom of movement may be taken for granted in many places, at least from a legal perspective. However, legal provisions limiting women’s freedom to decide where to go, travel and live still…

Souad Adnane |

This week, we are releasing the Little Data Book on Gender, to provide an easily accessible entry point to statistics that track gender equality. It illustrates progress towards gender equality…

Caren Grown, Haishan Fu |

This blog is a part of a series using data from the Women, Business and the Law project. The data explores legal and regulatory challenges faced by women through different stages of their working…

Aarushi Sinha, Divyanshi Wadhwa, Laura A. Ruiz-Gaona |

The 2019 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been published. International Debt Statistics 2019 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt…

Evis Rucaj |

Download PDF (30Mb) / View Online “The World Bank is one of the world’s largest producers of development data and research. But our responsibility does not stop with making these global public…

World Bank Data Team |

Now that the 2017 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has been released, as a member of the team who put these statistics together, I thought I would look back at what the data tells us…

Sun Hwa Song |