While green IT initiatives in private and public sectors differ in reach, focus, and organizational approach, we can identify several green IT solutions that have already been developed, tested,…

Achim Blume |

Learn more about the potential of the sovereign green, social and sustainability bond market to mobilize private capital.

Farah Imrana Hussain, Helena Dill, Banu Turhan Kayaalp |

The World Bank updated its global poverty lines last month and the number of poor is now significantly different in certain countries and regions. For the EAP region, this changes our view of the…

Rinku Murgai, Hassan Zaman |

Lessons learned from other countries show that successful fuel subsidy reform requires 3 Cs: credible commitment, consensus, and coordination – and underpinned by a 4th C – communications.

Apurva Sanghi, Jevgenijs Steinbuks |

With nearly 10,000 inhabited islands, there are thousands of diverse island communities across Southeast Asia facing the challenge of beaches covered in plastic. Photo: Shutterstock/

Kate Philp |

Social protection measures could cushion energy price shocks. However, social protection measures in the absence of macro- or sectoral- reforms are not fiscally sustainable.

Apurva Sanghi, Jevgenijs Steinbuks |

The World Bank conducted a second round of its High Frequency (HiFy) Phone Survey in October and November 2021 to monitor the well-being of individuals and households through time.

Zainab Ali Ahmad, Ririn Purnamasari, Sean Hambali |

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 |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the uneven recovery of East Asia and Pacific. The invasion comes on top of the economic distress caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the financial…

Aaditya Mattoo, Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Ergys Islamaj |

Language of instruction matters for learning foundational skills

Yew Chong Soh, Ximena Del Carpio, Choon Wang |