In 1996, Chongqing’s per capita GDP was US$550. Twenty years later, it has grown 14 times to almost US$9,000, and the city has transitioned out of heavy industry: one in three laptops worldwide…

Xueman Wang |

The World Bank has been working on Disaster Risk Managment with Guatemala’s national and local authorities and agencies since 2006.

Barbara Minguez Garcia, Rodrigo Donoso Arias |

Financing UHC efficiently and equitably is important to ensure inclusive growth—especially since the health sector accounts for 11 percent of global GDP.

Kristalina Georgieva |

Violent conflict one of the main impediments to reducing poverty, boosting prosperity, and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.

Aly Rahim, Daniel P. Owen |

With support from the Government of Japan and the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction, the World Bank and its partners have trained more than 80 Afghan engineers and policymakers in…

Julian Palma, Ditte Fallesen |

Bangladesh has made much progress in improving girls’ education. However, despite better enrolment rates, educations outcomes for girls remain inadequate as low and unequal levels of learning…

Shobhana Sosale, TM Asaduzzaman, Deepika Ramachandran |