The Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab (LACGIL) has launched its website. The LACGIL supports rigorous impact evaluations of gender-informed policies and programs.
Bangladesh is among the few countries in South Asia that has increased female employment in the last decade while also cutting the wage gap between men and women significantly and it should keep this momentum going.
While women entrepreneurs are a vital and vibrant source of economic growth across Sub-Saharan Africa, a new World Bank analysis shows that women-owned businesses consistently perform worse than businesses owned by men.
Globally, 130 million girls are not in school, despite being of primary or secondary school age. To give you a sense of scale, 130 million is the entire population of Mexico or half the population of Indonesia.
The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe, as well as one of the most deprived and socially excluded groups. They typically have only limited access to basic services and economic opportunities.
The World Bank launched its Middle East and North Africa Gender Innovation Lab to seek innovative ideas to generate rigorous evidence and create smart interventions to inform gender-related programs across the region.