According to the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, women still have just three-fourths the legal rights of men. The report measures how laws and regulations affect women’s economic opportunity in 190 economies. The 2020 edition covers reforms conducted during a 2-year period ending in September 2019. Read More.
Over the last decade, growth in emerging and developing economies has decelerated substantially. During the same period, debt in these economies has risen markedly, from around 115% of GDP in 2010 to almost 170% by 2018, according to the World Bank's January 8 Global Economic Prospectsreport.
Between 2000 and 2015, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined by a total of 802 million in the 15 countries with the highest poverty-reduction rates, according to new analysis of World Bank poverty data. In each of these countries, an average of at least 1.6% of the population moved out of extreme poverty every year. While extreme poverty remains endemic in low-income and conflict-affected countries, seven of the top 15 countries are in Africa, and two are on the World Bank Group’s Harmonized List of Fragile Situations for FY19. Read More.
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