Afghanistan is facing a rapid increase in poverty and hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus. World Bank analysis suggests that Afghanistan's poverty rate may increase from 55 percent…

Hartwig Schafer |

The Middle East and North African countries cannot wait until the end of the pandemic to begin rebuilding the post-COVID region.

Ferid Belhaj, Nadir Mohammed |

Despite this commendable progress, and notwithstanding the Afghan government’s commitment to improving human capital in recent years, Afghanistan still has long ways to go to realize its full…

Henry G. Kerali |

The recent responses by governments in the Middle East and North Africa to curb the spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the need for safe, resilient and sustainable modes of mobility.

Paul Noumba Um, Ashok Sarkar, Dickson Effah |

Examining how Ukraine and Kenya are grappling with similar challenges when it comes to responding to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) as we pause to observe World Heart Day

Miriam Schneidman, Olena Doroshenko |

Through their renewed road safety partnership, the World Bank and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to save an additional 600,000 lives on the road, and prevent up to 22 million injuries.

Giannina Raffo, Alina Florentina Burlacu, Monjurul Hoque Mohammod Arif Uddin, Juan Miguel Velásquez |

Hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade are at risk as essential services and household incomes crumble.

Mamta Murthi |

Jordan was amongst the first in the MENA region to enforce a strict lockdown and close all educational institutions as early as mid-March. The Government of Jordan rapidly responded to these…

Andreas Blom, Mariam Nusrat, Nicole Goldin, Ayesha Bilal |

When President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani first took office in 2014, one of his top priorities was the overhaul of Afghanistan's public procurement to ensure public contracts be awarded and…

Ahmad Shah Naqshbandi |