While new housing & construction technologies can help cut waste and reduce GHG emissions, they are unlikely to make a dent in the global housing crisis, unless accompanied by four key changes…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

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 |

Since early May 2020, many countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have conducted high-frequency household phone surveys to monitor the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and to inform…

Lydia (Ypsse) Kim, Maria Ana Lugo, Ikuko Uochi |

Irrigation agencies around the world have continued to function despite challenging circumstances. However, there have been multiple shocks impacting service delivery.

Pieter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Svetlana Valieva |

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 |

Around 40 percent of the world’s stunted children live in South Asia, yet public policy and financing to address it has been insufficient. SAFANSI held a knowledge-sharing event on stunting where…

Hera Diani |

[[tweetable]]Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and…

Judy Yang |