Many Caribbean countries simply do not collect data to measure and monitor poverty and inequality.

Lilia Burunciuc, Marla Dukharan, Anna Luisa Paffhausen |

The rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases is pressuring countries and health systems in the Caribbean at a rate of epidemic proportions.

Lilia Burunciuc, Timothy Antoine |

In Latin America and the Caribbean, there is a "reverse gender gap" in enrollment and graduation. Boys and young men are at higher risk of dropping out of secondary and tertiary…

Paola Buitrago-Hernandez, Victoria Levin, Carlos Rodríguez Castelán |

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 |

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 |

For more than a million people (estimated 15% of the Caribbean population) who have physical, sensory, and intellectual disabilities, disasters are more daunting prospects than usual. Read the new…

Linda Anderson-Berry, Ronette Jordan, Naraya Carrasco |

With one billion, or 15% of the world’s population, experiencing a form of disability, and 80% living in low- and middle-income countries, we must consider the impacts of natural hazards on…

Yusra Uzair, Simone Balog-Way, Mari Koistinen |

Natural hazards are gender neutral; however, they do not affect all members of society equally. For instance, women are more vulnerable to the adverse economic effects of natural hazards, due to…

Karen Sirker |

Debt relief is needed now to stop the pandemic denying more children a basic education, with girls most at risk.

David Malpass |

This year, newly released data for the Caribbean have confirmed our fears: nearly half of Caribbean women surveyed in 5 countries face at least one form of violence: physical, sexual, economic, or…

Tahseen Sayed, Emily Bartels Bland |