A new paper that synthesizes over 300 studies over 40 years is one of the most significant attempts to date to understand the impact of infrastructure on development outcomes. With some caveats,…

Maria Vagliasindi, Nisan Gorgulu |

Small farmers in northern Central America have been affected by structural inefficiencies and new global challenges. How can agrologistics support them?

Maria Victoria Traverso, Viviana Perego, Augusto Garcia Barea, Ashesh Prasann |

About three-quarters of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean uses the Internet. The World Bank studies 24 countries in the region and provides three main findings on household digital…

Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Niccolò Comini, Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces four papers published from November 1 to November 15 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Whenever the share of industry in the economy starts waning, industrial expansion often becomes a component of the growth policies. This blog analyzes if and how targeting labor market barriers…

Rishabh Sinha |

Providing internet access with reliability, affordability, and speed is essential to bringing more equitable impacts to vulnerable communities.

Niccolò Comini, Nicola Perra, Nicolò Gozzi |

What leads thousands of people to travel almost 4,000 kilometers to risk their lives in uncertain conditions? Are there alternatives? What initiatives can help make this migration successful and…

Ana I. Aguilera, Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, Aylin Isik Dikmelik |

the World Bank has analyzed El Salvador’s telecommunication network to understand to what extent the national health care system could leverage the existing digital infrastructure and develop e-…

Niccolò Comini, Mykhailo Koltsov |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

Investing in human capital in El Salvador: the knowledge currency of the digital economy

Alberto Munoz-Najar, Cristóbal Cobo, Inaki Sanchez Ciarrusta |