On March 31st and April 1st, the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Department and Tools and Analytics Unit hosted Measuring Development: Emerging Data and Methods in Global Health…

Maria Jones, Sam Fishman, Yevanit Reschechko |

For over a year now, we have been inundated by information on the pandemic’s health emergency, where the evolution of COVID-19 mortality has been of central interest. We have all witnessed the…

Philip Schellekens, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

As part of a global effort by the World Bank, the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program has been supporting High-Frequency Phone Surveys on COVID-19 in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria,…

Akiko Sagesaka, Gbemisola Oseni |

Two thousand years ago, the story goes, an itinerant carpenter-prophet in Palestine met a woman who had suffered with a bleeding condition for twelve years. She had gone to see this man because…

Mark G Shrime |

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a major challenge for household survey programs, as the health risks posed by the virus and associated restrictions disrupted traditional face-to-face survey…

Haoyi Chen, Ilaria Lanzoni, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Akiko Sagesaka |

Data are necessary to design and implement development projects. However, traditional data collection is time-consuming and expensive, and usually requires face-to-face access to respondents.…

Utz Pape, Nobuo Yoshida, Silvia Malgioglio |

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not been spared from the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Articulating a policy response to the impact of COVID-19 requires understanding how and…

Akuffo Amankwah, Sydney Gourlay, Alberto Zezza |

2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to stark relief the importance of equitable education and training. While many countries have made significant progress in improving human capital over…

Shobhana Sosale, Sarah Bunker, Laura McDonald, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich |

How do National Statistics Offices (NSOs) adapt in times of rapid change? The conventional methodologies to collect data and to measure economic and social progress by NSOs in a timely and policy-…

Ana María Oviedo, Leonardo Lucchetti, Trang Nguyen, Carlos Ospino, Alexandra Soininen |

The COVID-19-related global recession and economic policy response have triggered a surge in debt levels in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs). Coming on top of a surge in global…

Peter Nagle, Naotaka Sugawara |