This entry introduces seven papers published during the weeks of February 1 and 8 on various topics, including the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the use of a new data source (such as nighttime data),…

Policy Research Working Paper team |

World Bank Group funds projects to rein in pollution at every stage of plastic value chain.

David Malpass |

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 |

What can other countries learn from Korea?  The importance of a strong geospatial data infrastructure and an open platform cannot be overstated. While apps and advanced algorithms are valuable, a…

Mika-Petteri Torhonen, Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Dongkyu Kwak, Alvaro Federico Barra |

In Mongolia, 28.4% of the total population live in poverty. The higher incidence of poverty (31%) was found in the rural areas, where nearly three in five poor are herders.

Masako Hiraga, Ikuko Uochi, Gabriela R. A. Doyle |

Wuhan 2020 and Surat 1994 - “déjà Vu all over again”

Barjor Mehta |

Globally, 165 million children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition – also known as stunting, or low height for age. Much of this damage happens in pregnancy and the first two years of a…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |