Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) recently published a Knowledge Brief that identifies how technology can help practitioners listen to youth before and during a program’s implementation.

Ana Cardenas, Emmanuel Kalyebi, Kavell Joseph, Samuel Kimeu |

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…

Mariella Goebl, Chris Weigl, Marie-Agnès Jouanjean |

Cambodia was one of the first countries to report a COVID-19 (coronavirus) case after China, on January 27. By March 11, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Cambodia…

Ziauddin Hyder, Nareth Ly |

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 |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

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 |

Since early May 2020, many countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have conducted high-frequency household phone surveys to monitor the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and to inform…

Lydia (Ypsse) Kim, Maria Ana Lugo, Ikuko Uochi |

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 |

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

Kenneth Simler |