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World Development Report

Why Does 51% Own Less Than 1%?

K. Sujata | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women make up half the population and 40 percent of the world's workforce but hold just one percent of the world's wealth. We need to assume responsibility, ensuring women have safe and healthy lives.

Women Hold Just One Percent Of The World's Wealth: World Bank

WSJ | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

By Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal The World Bank’s latest World Development Report, which focuses on gender equality around the world, o...

Memos From the Developing World: Violence and the Failure of Institutions

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

We can build institutions good enough and legitimate enough not just to prevent violent conflict, but also to avoid falling back into it. The police will be "good" when the streets are safe.