The Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership, a World Bank-Japan initiative providing grant support for incorporating the G20 QII Principles, kick-starts infrastructure investments…

Naomitsu Nakagawa |

After struggling to recover from the shocks of the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Haiti’s economic development continues to be hampered by political instability, institutional…

Ivy Kuperberg, Christian Zeballos |

Urgent reforms on broadband policy would hasten the digital transformation the Philippines needs to achieve its goal of becoming a prosperous middle-class society by 2040.

Naoto Kanehira, Mitch Abdon, Mary Grace Mirandilla-Santos |

Across the Caribbean, farmers are worried about improving their production, and food shoppers are worried about the high cost of food prices. While international food prices have decreased…

Diego Arias, Melissa Brown, Eva Hasiner |

Recognizing this duality, the World Bank is partnering with Caribbean governments to invest nearly USD 500 million in renewable energy projects to catalyze the clean energy transition by 2025.

Anh Nguyet Pham, Neha Mukhi |

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

Lilia Burunciuc, Marla Dukharan, Anna Luisa Paffhausen |

A recent assessment supported by the Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP), revealed that Haiti’s water laws and policies are disjointed and weakly enforced, and the overall…

Farah A. Dorval, Véronique Verdeil, Christophe Prevost |

More than half of Haiti's population is under the age of 25. In the face of chronic fragility and recurrent shocks, Haiti's youth represent a potential source of resilience and a driving…

Paola Buitrago-Hernandez, Carlos Rodríguez Castelán, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Olive Nsababera |

Haiti's exposure to multi-hazards, and pre-existing sociopolitical vulnerability and fragility make the nation susceptible to the impact of disasters.

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Naraya Carrasco, Luis Recalde-Ramírez |

In 1993, the Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women recognized that violence against women violates women’s rights and fundamental freedoms, and called on states to work towards…

Hana Brixi, Louise Cord |