This blog is the fourth in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook. Food…

John Baffes, Jinxin Wu |

Energy commodity prices surged more than 4 percent in April, led by oil (+7.5 percent), the World Bank Pink Sheet reported. However, coal and natural gas prices in the U.S. declined 7 and 10…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

This blog is the second in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the April 2019 edition of the World bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook.  Since…

Peter Nagle |

Also available in: Español | Français This blog is the first in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the April 2019 edition of the World bank…

John Baffes, Peter Nagle |

People watch the rescue process in the flooded area on August 17, 2018 in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. Kerala was badly affected by the floods during the monsoon season. Source: AJP,…

Marcello Estevão |

Over the last twenty years, impact evaluations have dramatically expanded the body of evidence about which types of development programs work, when, and why, but their application has been heavily…

Ariel BenYishay |

Agricultural and food prices are expected to rise only moderately in 2019. However, risks of extreme weather, an escalation of trade tensions, or a jump in energy prices could trigger higher…

Csilla Lakatos, David Laborde, Will Martin |

Photo by Tom Fisk from Pexels “Moving towards a more responsible and efficient use of natural resources is key, not only to address resource scarcity, wastage, and the associated environmental…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Florian Flachenecker |

Emerging market and developing economies have achieved a remarkable decline in inflation since the mid-1970s. In addition, inflation movement up or down has become increasing synchronized across…

Jongrim Ha, Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge |