Between the Market and the Household

A new paper analyzes time use patterns across market work, unpaid childcare and domestic work, and leisure, social, and study activities.

https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/time-after-time-how-men-and-women-spend-their-time-and-what-it-means-individual-and
A woman carpenter in Mexico. Photo: © Jessica Belmont/World Bank
Safeguarding the Future

The World Bank Group’s IDA is working with the United Nations to install solar energy systems in schools and other key public facilities in Yemen.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/09/05/solar-power-can-safeguard-the-future-for-thousands-of-yemeni-children
Female students at a school in Yemen. Photo: © Bill Lyons/ World Bank
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Water subsidies disproportionately benefit higher-income households—a result consistent across the 10 countries analyzed in the recent World Bank report, Doing More With Less - Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation.

 

Across the 10 countries analyzed—Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Bangladesh, and Vietnam—existing subsidies tended to target networked services. Since many poorer households rely on water and sanitation access that are not connected to their homes, there is a disproportionate focus of existing subsidies that benefit wealthier families. Read More

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