This is a mirror of a blog that I have been updating periodically to communicate with World Bank insiders. In response to press inquiries about objections to my insistence on clearer writing in Bank documents, I decided to make what I had written visible to the world. For links to these news articles, â¦
The type of number that often surfaces in discussions about gender equality:
77%âthe overall ratio at the Bank of womenâs wages to menâs
The surprising number from a new working paper by Jishnu Das, Clement Jobert, (both from DECRG) and Sander Florian Tordoir (from HR):
96%âthe ratio of womenâs wages to menâs among staff who entered the Bank at grade GF and have worked here for 15 years
People make progress by discovering and sharing useful ideas. The value of an idea is proportional to the number of people who use it.
Spoken language gave humans a unique capacity for moving an idea from one personâs neurons to anotherâs. Writing makes it possible for one person to convey an idea to many others.
Update (23 Jan 2017)
I came to the Bank because I thought that research here could have far more impact than research anywhere else. What makes research here unique is easy access to the resources of the entire World Bank Group.
Iâm experimenting with this blog as a way to communicate with people who work in Development Economics.