While Liberian women play a huge role in shaping the social, economic and political landscape of the country, it offers a conflicted picture when it comes to gender-related issues. Rates of sexual…

AKO Essan Emile, Ilke Dagli Hustings, Cleophas Obino Torori |

CCTs outperform UCTs for intermediate participation indicators and, to a lesser extent, human capital outcomes. CCT programs create incentives for individuals to change their behaviors by denying…

Berk Özler |

India's POSHAN Abhiyaan aims to reduce stunting in children below six years of age to 25% by 2022 and decrease the incidence of low birth weight among babies. It also aims to lower the rates…

Mohini Kak, Deepika Chaudhery |

What happens when the World Bank’s client countries hire more civil and public servants with high levels of public service motivation (PSM)?

Wouter van Acker |

An estimated one billion people worldwide live with a disability. In many low-income countries, persons with disabilities are excluded from participating in socioeconomic opportunities due to…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Valentina Costa, Marco Tiberti |

Are SMEs worse off as a result of Basel III capital requirements? A recent working paper featured in All About Finance suggests so.
While SME access to finance appears to decline after Basel…

Martin Melecky, Boris Fišera, Roman Horvath |

The Middle East and North Africa region is the dustiest in the world, and the frequency and intensity of both sand and dust storms have worsened over the past century.

Craig M. Meisner |

Public procurement amounted to $11 trillion out of global GDP of nearly $90 trillion in 2018. In other words, 12 percent of global GDP is spent following procurement regulation.

Erica Bosio, Simeon Djankov |

In 2016, there were 131 countries with legislation on sexual harassment in employment. Today, a little more than two years after the #MeToo hashtag took hold, there are 140. Over the last two…

Nisha Arekapudi, Isabel Santagostino |