Of the region’s 450 million people, nearly two-thirds, almost 300 million people, are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, this vast human resource is highly “untapped,” and nearly 80 percent of…
Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world
In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.
Becoming more equal in East Asia Pacific by reducing the trade-offs between work and home
Gender mainstreaming in Indonesia’s mining industry
The Sahel Region is a priority for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries.
Did you know that traditional fish smoking is a sub-sector of the seafood processing industry in Africa?
The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.
From farms to towns, women are a major provider of food and food security for their families, but women in half of the world still struggle to access their equal land and property rights in spite…
In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…