A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.

David Malpass |

Of the region’s 450 million people, nearly two-thirds, almost 300 million people, are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, this vast human resource is highly “untapped,” and nearly 80 percent of…

Anna Bjerde |

Open source software can help improve government efficiency and transparency while speeding up innovation in the public sector. GovTech nations, such as Singapore, are using open source solutions…

Lesly Goh, Kai Kaiser, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

On any rational cost-benefit basis, investing in preparedness, whether for pandemics or natural hazards, is possibly one of the best investments any country can make. A dollar spent on…

Abhas Jha |

Nestled in the mountains surrounding the lush path carved by the Yeşilırmak river, the Hasan Uğurlu Hydropower Plant serves as a shrine to energy efficiency in Turkey. The surrounding lush…

Saadet Muge Ulku |

While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.

Utz Pape, Ambika Sharma |

Closing gaps and financing taps: The next step for rural water supply

Kristoffer Welsien, Gabriel Lwakabare |

Gender discrimination in provision of finance can prevent women from exploiting their entrepreneurial potential. Previous non-experimental evidence suggests that guarantor requirements may be a…

Ralph De Haas, J Michelle Brock |