There is a lot of enthusiasm about the use of digital technologies to solve market failures in agriculture. A forthcoming report by the World Bank finds that by reducing transaction costs…

Marie-Agnès Jouanjean, Chris Weigl, Mariella Goebl |

Multiple and overlapping disaster and crises are demonstrating the need for adaptability and flexibility of national disaster risk management (DRM) systems. Here are five ideas to consider when…

Jian Vun, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

The paper, titled “The Vulnerability of Jobs to COVID-19: The Case of Malaysia” shows that about 64.5 percent of jobs in Malaysia cannot be performed from home.

Amanina Abdur Rahman |

Public procurement can be used as a public administration tool not only to purchase the needed goods and services, but also, and in a more broader angle, as a vehicle for poverty alleviation and…

Nazaneen Ismail Ali |

The World Bank Group, together with the MDB Working Group on Article 6, has established a Climate Market Club.

Sandhya Srinivasan, Florencia Sánchez |

Benin’s forests provide energy, food, medicine, places of worship and income that support the livelihoods of thousands of communities. They also regulate the air they breathe, the water they drink…

Maria Sarraf, Manuela Ravina da Silva |

Hear from Habiba Gitay, Senior Climate Change Specialist, whose work over the years has focused on providing strategic direction on climate resilience and integrating climate resilience into…

Habiba Gitay |

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have placed Malaysians — the vulnerable and the pandemic poor — in a particularly precarious position.

Kenneth Simler |

The mobile and digital gender gap is not going to close on its own. We need to collaborate and take coordinated action.

Mari Elka Pangestu, Mats Granryd |

Malaysia’s bond market, with a size of roughly 98 percent of GDP, stands as a key driver of growth for the country.

Ana Maria Aviles |