Economic Security

The evolving global financial system

A century ago, there was little coordination of international finances. That changed substantially after World War II, and the change is continuing today.

Ways that World War II changed the world

In 2015, countries are remembering the end of World War II. It wasn't just the end of a terrible conflict, but the beginning of how things work today.

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....