According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

The COVID-19 pandemic created a huge crisis, but also an opportunity for MENA countries to build more adaptive, resilient, inclusive social protection systems. There are many lessons to draw from…

Ferid Belhaj |

With only a decade left to achieve Zero Routine Flaring by 2030, the time to act is now. Here's how.

Zubin Bamji |

The report “Fragility and Conflict: On the Front Lines of the Fight against Poverty” summarizes current evidence on the long-term welfare impacts of conflict and fragility. Conflict and fragility…

Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Tara Vishwanath |

To ensure that refugees are included in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery, UNHCR and the World Bank continue to work diligently with host countries.

Filippo Grandi, Axel van Trotsenburg |

SUM aims to meet two objectives: 1) preparing about 500,000 young women and men from Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon for the global jobs of the future, and 2) attracting digital technology players to…

Saroj Kumar Jha |

The newly released “Breaking out of fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq“ underlines the importance of growing and diversified trade to support national…

Michael Ferrantino, Vicky Chemutai, Alen Mulabdic, Periklis Saragiotis |

Less than 15% of women participate in the labor market in Iraq and Jordan, and only 26% do in Lebanon. These are among the lowest women labor participation rates worldwide. In a context of…

Miriam Muller, Matthew Wai-Poi |