Community members from Nepal learn how to make paper jewelry crafts from Ibasho-Japan members.  (Photo: Margaret Arnold / World Bank) In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal in April…

Margaret Arnold |

Better educated women secure brighter futures for themselves and lift entire households out of poverty. While Hillary Clinton is cracking the glass ceiling, if not yet shattering it entirely, in…

Keiko Inoue |

Sunny skies and beautiful beaches come to mind when you think about the Caribbean. But beyond the turquoise water lies a history of underage marriage, a practice that still lingers throughout the…

Kavell Joseph |

The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) pilots taught us a great deal about how to make skills training more female-friendly and how to improve the quality of skills training broadly. They also…

Sarah Haddock, Shubha Chakravarty |

As we today mark UN Women’s Day, it is worth considering what the inequality between men and women costs South Asian countries and what can be done about it.  One big cost of inequality is that…

Annette Dixon |

The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) through its eight pilots taught us a great deal about how to make skills training more female-friendly and support young women's transition to productive…

Sarah Haddock |