The Middle East and North African countries cannot wait until the end of the pandemic to begin rebuilding the post-COVID region.

Ferid Belhaj, Nadir Mohammed |

The recent responses by governments in the Middle East and North Africa to curb the spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the need for safe, resilient and sustainable modes of mobility.

Paul Noumba Um, Ashok Sarkar, Dickson Effah |

World Bank Group President David Malpass provides an update on some of the work underway to address the COVID-19 pandemic and other significant development challenges.

David Malpass |

The tragedy in Lebanon demands an urgent global response, and it is a hopeful sign that this is already underway. To guide these efforts, the World Bank Group has conducted a rapid damage and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need for digital skills, therefore education and training need to become more affordable, relevant, context-vigilant and inclusive. There are five elements to…

Andreas Blom, Mariam Nusrat, Nicole Goldin |

World Bank Group President David Malpass provides an update about recent developments on issues of debt transparency and sustainability, vaccine and healthcare responses, and others.

David Malpass |

As the region recovers from the economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green'.

Lia Sieghart, Martin Heger |

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the coronavirus (COVID-19) is disproportionately affecting poor households, who are more likely to live in cramped conditions, often with elderly…

Aziz Atamanov, Johannes Hoogeveen, Laura Rodriguez |

Despite the inconveniences of school closures due to the coronavirus, efforts to mitigate the impact have the potential to expand the flexibility of delivering education in MENA.

Kaliope Azzi-Huck, Andreas Blom, May Bend |