In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low.

Florina Pirlea |

Fertilizer prices declined 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2019 after three consecutive quarterly increases, with urea and DAP (diammonium phosphate) prices experiencing significant price…

John Baffes, Wee Chian Koh |

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 |

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

Peter Nagle |

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 |

After teachers, principals are considered to be the most important school input to student learning. Photo: World Bank Addressing the global learning crisis requires improving the experience of…

Melissa Adelman, Rita Almeida, Juan Baron |

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

Wee Chian Koh, John Baffes |

Energy commodity prices plunged more than 15 percent in November, led by oil (-19 percent) and coal (-7 percent), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported.Non-energy prices declined by 1 percent, due…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |