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May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017.

October 23, 2015

Labor and Employment
Legal Barriers to Economic Participation

Sarah Iqbal, director of the World Bank Group’s Women, Business, and the Law project, highlights findings from the World Bank’s fourth edition of the global Women, Business and the Law report series…

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April 20, 2011

Pakistan
Islam and Politics in Pakistan

Pakistan is bracing for more turbulence in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing. This Backgrounder looks at how state support for Islamist militants has led to growing religious intolerance in socie…

April 7, 2014

International Organizations
Lessons of the Rwandan Genocide

Coauthored with Patrick McCormick, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Twenty years ago yesterday two surface-to-air missiles ripped into a plane carr…

June 19, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Jemaah Islamiyah (a.k.a. Jemaah Islamiah)

A profile of the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, the group allegedly responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings.

August 16, 2007

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Political Future

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf faces growing opposition at home and abroad, but what form of government might replace his military rule remains unclear.

August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom L) in Karachi May 9, 2011 (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reut…

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi