As countries grapple with the impact of COVID-19, policy makers are seeking effective, balanced solutions to address both public health and economic recovery challenges.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

The COVID-19 pandemic has given telemedicine a massive boost. What does this mean for the future of healthcare in emerging markets?

Monique Mrazek, Ruchira Shukla |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

COVID-19 has hit hard lives and economies across South Asia. The World Bank is responding rapidly, helping governments buy vital protective equipment and medical supplies, provide learning to…

Hartwig Schafer |

Rural roads are conceived primarily for cars and trucks, yet most residents in developing countries do not have access to motorized transport. How can we change this and design roads that work all…

Ramon Munoz-Raskin, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

The World Bank is scaling up its engagements on gender-based violence in fragile and conflict states, including working with the Panzi Foundation and Hospital in the DRC. The World Bank’s goal is…

Denis Mukwege, Louise Cord, Jean-Christophe Carret |

As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.

John Roome |

Esperance Belau, a farmer and agri-entrepreneur from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), hopes something can be done quickly to make sure food security does not decline rapidly as her country…

Diego Arias |