Have you taken longer routes to avoid dark streets? Have you waited for a train or bus that's mostly empty? Have you carried keys in your hands for self-defense "just in case?" Have…

Amal Faltas, Niyati Shah, Enas Shaaban Mahmoud |

Since COP27 in Egypt last year, the World Bank has been working hard to implement recommendations in our flagship Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDR).

Meskerem Brhane |

As we marked World Poverty Day on October 17th, a blog published recently by World Bank staff highlights that poverty has finally receded to pre-COVID pandemic levels, which in essence means we…

Nadir Mohammed, Laura Moreno Herrera, Salman Zaidi |

During the last 3 decades, we have witnessed large and growing markets for solar and wind power, electric vehicles and many other low-carbon solutions. What policies have been key to these…

Stéphane Hallegatte, Thomas Kerr |

Since we can’t have a world without poverty in a world with dirty air, there are three key considerations we can’t forget.

Valerie Hickey |

Representatives from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Egypt, and Vietnam recently traveled to the Netherlands to learn about flood risk reduction, drought mitigation, restoration of ecosystems, and…

Klaas de Groot, Berenice Flores Arias Uijtewaal, Heba Ahmed, Phuong Hoang Ai Nguyen |

Most workers in developing countries are in informal employment-- that is, a job that does not come with social security benefits and leaving them with limited means to manage risks to their…

Nadir Mohammed, Roberta Gatti, Marco Ranzani, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Nistha Sinha, Adam Elsheikhi |

High levels of marine and coastal pollution in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) pose a severe threat to the region’s “blue economy,” which is a key lever for economic growth in the region.…

Kanako Hasegawa, Lamia Mansour, Dahlia Lotayef, Suiko Yoshijima, Andrea Kutter |

Gender equality and fair treatment of women and girls is a moral imperative, but global data analytics, evidence and experience clearly demonstrate that including women also fosters economic…

Christopher Stephens |

If imports increase competition for Egypt’s workers, trade agreements seem to have a very limited potential for explaining Egypt’s labor-market outcomes.

Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Jaime Alfonso Roche Rodriguez |