Energy commodity prices rebounded 5.3% in November, led by crude oil (+5.5%) the World Bank Pink Sheet reported. Natural gas in the U.S. and Europe increased 14% and 2%, respectively.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Across the globe, studies reveal staggering and terrifying facts on violence against women and girls. Evidence tells us that girls and young women with disabilities may face up to 10 times more…

Mari Koistinen, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Diana J. Arango, Camilla Gandini |

“Did you ask mom first? Did you ask dad at all?” As an American with Gambian parents, I heard these two statements every time I wanted to do anything when I was a child. It was standard. Now that…

Tamara Bah |

Women are notoriously underrepresented in the tech sector. Why is that, and how can we change the status quo? To find out, the World Bank invited 30 women leaders from Silicon Valley to share…

Alicia Hammond |

On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize the one billion people worldwide—15% of the world population—who experience some form of disability.

Haishan Fu, Louise Cord, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

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.

Sameh Wahba |

In South Asia, higher exports can translate into benefits for workers such as rising wages and a shift to formal employment. But these gains benefit some groups more than others, notably male,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Diego Cardozo Medeiros, Deeksha Kokas |

The World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, has prepared a technical guide for improving the management of Peru’s existing rural roads and the design of new ones.

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Silvia Aguilera, Remi Moreau |

The province of Sindh includes some of the most drought prone areas of Pakistan. The World Bank's Sindh Resilience Project aims to mitigate drought risks in vulnerable areas of Sindh, working…

Mehrunisa Malik, Bilal Khalid |

The World Bank, together with DFID Nepal, has launched a Train the Trainers (T-O-T) program. Last summer, 82 participants took a 40-hour face-to-face training—the first phase of the program—to…

Nkechi Coker, Liza Maharjan |