The number of people forcibly displaced is set to increase and, if they are to become self-reliant, then they need employment opportunities. Yet labor market programs for displaced populations are…

Björn Gillsäter |

This blog highlights two studies from past World Bank's Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)-supported research that demonstrate the importance of a data-driven and evidence-based approach to…

Kerina Wang, Lauren Nicole Core, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent World Bank Group working papers. It introduces four papers published in the second half of September 2022 on various topics, including paid…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Detailed data on the spatial distribution of jobs is crucial, but such data are rarely available. This study develops a machine learning algorithm that relies on widely available public data to…

Paolo Avner, Jun Rentschler, Samira Barzin, Neave O'Clery |

This blog analyses the consequences of an energy shock on global growth. It puts the current rise in energy prices into historical context, presents model-based estimates of its growth impacts,…

Justin-Damien Guénette, Jeetendra Khadan |

When refugees settle in a host country, they mean business: they want to start a new life, be self-sufficient and contribute to their communities. As employees, entrepreneurs, and customers they…

Benjamin Herzberg, Daphne Yong-D'Hervé |

In recent months, however, the war in Ukraine has led to a rise in coal use, as a short-term replacement of Russian oil and gas. But in the medium term, both advanced and developing economies will…

Michal Rutkowski, Elizabeth Ruppert Bulmer |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 4 papers published from February 16 to February 28 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Rail is a climate-friendly and low-cost transport mode, and many countries aim to increase the share of freight it moves. However, this can be difficult when freight goes cross-border. This blog…

Martha Lawrence, Victor Aragones |