Twenty percent of women in Eastern Europe and 18 percent in Central Asia have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The multilayered crises of climate, conflict, and the COVID…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Varalakshmi Vemuru, Sanan Isaba Zaman |

The impacts of COVID-19 and consequent supply chain disruptions have driven some companies to bring supply chains closer to production. The global automotive industry is an example. This is an…

Niharika Sachdeva, Fernando Blanco, Emmanuel Pouliquen, Turhan Semizer |

Public procurement is often plagued with cases of corruption, collusion and other uncompetitive practices that cause misallocation of public funds, and the OECD reports that 10-30% of the value of…

Serena Cocciolo, Sushmita Samaddar, Stephen Okiya |

The OECD estimates that in 2020, governments in 27 countries for which data is available, spent an average of 14 percent of their GDP on public procurement of goods and services, out of 28 percent…

Serena Cocciolo, Sushmita Samaddar, Stephen Okiya |

In a changing climate—with more frequent, longer lasting, or extreme wind, rain, snow, cold, and heat—how can urban planning and design influence our mobility choices? And how can city governments…

Sandrine Boukerche |

Today's job market post considers how policymakers trade-off safety and deterrence in making rescue attempts for migrant boats travelling from Libya.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

As countries grapple with the impact of COVID-19, policy makers are seeking effective, balanced solutions to address both public health and economic recovery challenges.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

As of April 23rd 2020, there were over 2.65 million confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, with the United States, Spain, and Italy having the highest numbers. This number is most…

Vinny Ricciardi, Paolo Verme, Umar Serajuddin |

Three measures to ensure no one is left behind by this pandemic.

Michal Rutkowski |

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7…

Karin Kemper |