A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.

David Malpass |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Angola has an ambitious reform program for the public business sector including restructuring some SOEs, privatizing others, and developing PPPs. How is the World Bank helping this? Enabling…

Olivier Lambert, Wilson Piassa |

Women worldwide continue to live in societies that provide them unequal opportunities to succeed. In many parts of the world women are less valued than men and at times their rights are violated…

Seynabou Sakho, Germán Caruso, Malena Acuña |

Here in Armenia, we have identified several gender gaps that manifest throughout a woman’s life. These start with a preference for sons, followed by “gender streaming” in education, in which young…

Sylvie K. Bossoutrot |

Driven by income gaps, demographic pressures, and climate change, international migration flows are set to increase. The World Bank can support countries in promoting safe, orderly, and regular…

Michal Rutkowski |

Many countries of the former Soviet Union rank highly in the Human Capital Index, thanks largely to long-term investment in education and health services.

Sudharshan Canagarajah |

Ministers and delegates from around the world gather in Stockholm to discuss road safety initiatives, share lessons from the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and…

Hartwig Schafer |

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often…

Nayé Bathily |

Dhaka is one of the world’s most populous megacities and a major contributor to Bangladesh’s economic transformation. But like many cities its size, it faces growing challenges to its economic…

David Mason |