What fascinated people most about global development in 2014?  A look at the most popular World Bank Group content on social media and the web may offer some insight. We’ve compiled a selection of…

Donna Barne |

Migrants are increasingly recognised as transnational actors who can contribute to the development of their countries of origin without actually returning to them. In recent decades, host…

Jacob Townsend, Zdena Middernacht |

Women’s employment in the private sector generally lags behind that of men. This disparity has gained much attention given the potential equity and efficiency gains that can be achieved with…

Asif Islam, Mohammad Amin |

We have received some queries from market analysts and journalists as to when the new data and forecasts on remittances will be released. We are issuing the new Migration and Development Brief on…

Dilip Ratha |

A new World Bank policy research working paper by Andrei Levchenko, Claudio Raddatz, and me analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on…

Quy-Toan Do |

When state institutions find it a challenge to deliver services in under-resourced areas, its common for policy makers to consider leveraging existing local non-state capacity to help. This…

Jed Friedman |

Panelists at the conference included Maria Eugenia Davalos of the World Bank Group; Yasmin Bin-Humam of "Women, Business and the Law"; Nasim Novin of IFC's Gender Secretariat; Dzana…

Yasmin Bin-Humam |

The  relationship between citizens and their governments is constantly changing, and we are at a time where this relationship could change to become more inclusive and collaborative. In order to…

Robert Hunja |

There is mounting consensus that gender equality generates both substantial equity and efficiency gains. However, there is still much to uncover about both the current state of gender equality in…

Asif Islam, Mohammad Amin |

Imagine . . . .   Imagine a world where everyone could achieve his or her full economic potential. Now look at the world around you. Half the population — women — are prevented from doing so…

Sarah Iqbal, Yasmin Bin-Humam |