Basic learning in Latin America and the Caribbean is facing its biggest crisis in a century. Around four out of every five primary school students may now fail to reach minimum knowledge levels,…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

The World Bank has partnered with Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Jamaica to tackle this issue. Here are five trends in gender equality in the Caribbean:

Lilia Burunciuc |

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 |

What is the importance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, for Latin America and the Caribbean?

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

This year, the World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 40 percent of the population – or 2.8 million people - in the English-speaking Caribbean struggle to access adequate food and remain food…

Lilia Burunciuc |

New Evidence from Telephone Surveys Provides Insights for Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Uptake in the Caribbean

Amy Margolies, Jacobus de Hoop, Phillis Kim, Anna Luisa Paffhausen, Laura Di Giorgio |

Safe Passage worked on improving safety of children commuting to schools through both physical and social actions and was completed during the school closures due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.

Shunelle Nevers |

At the World Bank Group, we are working to help countries recover, as well as to achieve green, resilient and inclusive development in the long run. We appreciate the strong partnership with…

Mari Elka Pangestu |

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 |