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 |

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 |

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that going about with your daily life is impossible without electricity. And yet, many face this exact challenge. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), 6 out of 10…

Jean Arlet, Viktoriya Ereshchenko, Silvia Lopez Rocha |

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 |

Graduating from college remains one of the best routes out of poverty. Recent research shows that returns to higher education are now larger than the returns to any other education sector, and…

Koen Geven, Estelle Herbaut |

Energy commodity prices rebounded in more than 3 percent in March, led by oil (+4 percent), the World Bank Pink Sheet reported. Coal and natural gas prices (Europe) declined 4 and 14 percent,…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Amidst all the noise of the 24-hour news cycle and current events competing for our attention there lurks a danger that we lose sight of our mission: the fundamental issues in development that we…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

Energy commodity prices plunged more than 11 percent in December, led by oil (-13 percent), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported.Non-energy prices fell marginally as losses in beverages,…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |