The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) is the largest and most effective platform for fighting extreme poverty in the world’s lowest-income countries. As new IDA donors,…

Antonella Bassani, Akihiko Nishio |

Tax collection isn’t easy for most governments even in normal circumstances. In times of crisis, economic activity – and thus tax revenues – take a hit, and the role of the state to protect…

Jonathan Karver, Artur Tamazian, Anahit Basentsyan |

Although life expectancy has risen to 75 years over the past three decades, Armenians are not generally healthier today. Compared to countries with similar socio-demographic profiles, Armenia has…

Christina Meyer |

The thought of installing solar panels in isolated, snow-bound regions with harsh weather conditions may seem far-fetched but doing so offers an important avenue for reducing pollution and…

Surbhi Goyal |

New innovations are helping to better support survivors at home and are continuing to address this form of violence in public spaces.

Mirai Maruo, Alicia Hammond, Diana J. Arango |

Governments have a central role to play in moving countries toward universal health coverage. New report aims to assess public financial management (PFM) bottlenecks in health service delivery and…

Adanna Chukwuma, Srinivas Gurazada, Estelle Gong, Saro Tsaturyan, Manoj Jain, Makich Khcheyan |

In a patriarchal society like mine, girls are undervalued, even before their birth. That’s why I decided to focus my efforts on enhancing the status and role of girls and women in my society.

Mariam Torosyan |

This week, the World Bank’s President and Vice President for Human Development weigh in on COVID-19’s impact on the institution’s health operations and goals.

Priyanka Ripley |

Over 90 percent of deaths in Armenia result from chronic illnesses. These conditions require multiple healthcare providers to support lifestyle changes, treatment compliance, and complication…

Adanna Chukwuma, Estelle Gong, Emma Ghazaryan, Hratchia Lylozian |

Although fully 96 percent of households and 83 percent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have internet connectivity in Armenia, some surprising gaps remain in how people use this access.

Siddhartha Raja, Gohar Malumyan |