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 |

Today's job market paper uses an experiment with a sample of over 700,000 sellers on a major online platform in China to test how training can help both sellers and their customers

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

A new report looks at the kinds of policies actions three cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, providing lessons for other cities.

Karin Kemper, Sameh Wahba |

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 |

While Singapore, Ghana, Morocco, and the Philippines are different in their circumstances and economic statuses, there are common lessons that can be drawn – particularly as other countries…

Mamta Murthi, Hana Brixi |

Less asphalt, more silicon: this is the motto we should adopt as we approach the future of urban mobility. To tackle the pollution caused by traffic jams and other forms of urban congestion,…

Carlo Ratti |