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Sovereign Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds: Mobilizing Private Sector Capital for Emerging Markets
Learn more about the potential of the sovereign green, social and sustainability bond market to mobilize private capital.
The World Bank updated its global poverty lines last month and the number of poor is now significantly different in certain countries and regions. For the EAP region, this changes our view of the…
Lessons learned from other countries show that successful fuel subsidy reform requires 3 Cs: credible commitment, consensus, and coordination – and underpinned by a 4th C – communications.
With nearly 10,000 inhabited islands, there are thousands of diverse island communities across Southeast Asia facing the challenge of beaches covered in plastic. Photo: Shutterstock/
In the quest for energy affordability, macro-prudence and energy sector reforms are as essential as relying on social protection measures
Social protection measures could cushion energy price shocks. However, social protection measures in the absence of macro- or sectoral- reforms are not fiscally sustainable.
The World Bank conducted a second round of its High Frequency (HiFy) Phone Survey in October and November 2021 to monitor the well-being of individuals and households through time.
Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the uneven recovery of East Asia and Pacific. The invasion comes on top of the economic distress caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the financial…
Language of instruction matters for learning foundational skills
Economic recovery is now back in focus, against a backdrop of increased vaccination coverage and the reopening of economic sectors. While the global spread of COVID-19 was swift and far-reaching,…