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 |

We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.

Akihiko Nishio |

In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Leading global development actors, philanthropists, and companies call for increased action and investment to ensure that women and girls are no longer limited because of their periods.

Thorsten Kiefer |

This week, we are releasing the Little Data Book on Gender, to provide an easily accessible entry point to statistics that track gender equality. It illustrates progress towards gender equality…

Caren Grown, Haishan Fu |

Student at Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts. Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which…

Uzma Quresh |

Youth facilitators and counselors motivate female students to participate in and complete skills training and other educational services. Photo: World Bank This blog is part of a series examining…

Shubha Chakravarty, Jayati Sethi, Pravesh Kumar |