For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

We are very proud to embark in this new journey as Founding members of the first ever Youth Voices Chapter in the Africa West and Central Region of the World Bank. For us the adventure that has…

Eliane Mbende |

As the gusts of the COVID-19 pandemic quieten, South Asian economies, left fragile and uneven in their recovery, are facing renewed headwinds: high inflation, rising fiscal deficits, and…

Zoe Leiyu Xie, Xiao'ou Zhu |

Globally, a lack of affordable quality childcare services is often associated with lower rates of female labor force participation. . In studying the historical pattern of female labor force…

Markus Goldstein, Paula Gonzalez Martinez, Sreelakshmi Papineni, Joshua Wimpey |

While International Women’s Day 2022 has passed, it is critical that the Europe and Central Asia region maintain a focus on gender equality. Without identifying and grappling with existing…

Sebastian Molineus |

With the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and World Bank, an impact evaluation using randomized control trial was launched to test the impact of two potential interventions to address…

Nahla Zeitoun |

In Uganda, as in the rest of the world, the COVID-19 shock affected women disproportionately due to the particular role they play in society.

Alys Willman, Jennifer Solotaroff |

In Uganda, the impact of COVID-19 has been felt deeply at the firm level, with half of all firms requiring financial support, including 85 percent of women-led firms.

Qursum Qasim, Ulla Heher |

Gender equality in health – still a long way to go

Juan Pablo Uribe |

Uganda has an opportunity to build a greener, more sustainable economy by harnessing the skills and talents of women, according to a new report, Gendered Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Uganda…

Alys Willman, Margaret Arnold |