The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the …

Aziz Atamanov, John Ilukor, Talip Kilic, Giulia Ponzini |

The World Bank has launched its first survey across all South Asia to examine the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on jobs, health services, and social safety nets in the region that is home to 1.8…

Jui Shrestha |

As we approach International Day of the Girl on October 11th, we reflect not only on how harmful cultural practices prevent adolescent girls from continuing their education, but also on how this…

Sarah Baird, Sarah Bunker, Shwetlena Sabarwal, Jennifer Seager |

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the…

Aziz Atamanov, Talip Kilic |

Malnutrition is rampant in rural India and a leading cause of child mortality. In 2015, the Grameen Foundation’s  Rajasthan Nutrition Project attempted to improve nutrition in rural communities by…

Isis Gaddis, Talip Kilic, Valérie Lechene, Alexander Wolf |

In Mozambique’s three largest cities (Maputo, Beira, and Nampula), informal businesses—those operating outside formal licensing and registration procedures—outnumber formal firms by a factor of 9…

Filip Jolevski, Gemechu Ayana Aga |

A boy at work in a maize field, Ethiopia.  Photo credit: C. Robinson/CIMMYT How do young rural Africans engage in the rural economy? How important is farming relative to non-farm activities and…

Jerome Bossuet |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |