Paraguay has made considerable progress in capturing reliable data for the estimation of poverty at the national, urban and rural levels.

Matilde Bordón, Juan José Galeano, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich |

There are effective practices to address the challenges facing the housing sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read four lessons based on practices in the region.

Giuliana De Mendiola, Liliana Parra Santamaría, Álvaro José Salgado Botero |

About three-quarters of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean uses the Internet. The World Bank studies 24 countries in the region and provides three main findings on household digital…

Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Niccolò Comini, Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia |

Between 2019 and 2022, a total of 143 violent gender-related deaths of women were registered in Paraguay, an average of 36 cases per year or, in other words, 1 femicide every 10 days. From January…

Celina Esther Lezcano Flores, Matilde Bordón, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Luis Recalde-Ramírez, Lorena Levano |

With about a third of the world’s water resources, Latin America has the highest water endowment per capita, nearly four times the global average. Even so, as many as 150 million people or about a…

Anna Wellenstein, Midori Makino |

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

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Cities concentrate the causes and impacts of climate change and are central to any broad effort to reduce it. We want to share some challenges we face in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean…

David Sislen, Giuliana De Mendiola, Carina Lakovits |

Working with nature to strengthen urban resilience can be cost-effective for addressing climate adaptation and mitigation while bringing out broader benefits for biodiversity, communities and the…

Brenden Jongman, Ruth Tiffer Sotomayor, Xueman Wang |

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 World Bank carried out High Frequency Phone Surveys (HFPS) in the region and Paraguay ranked fourth among the countries with the most worrisome results in the Mental Health Vulnerability Index…

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Luis Recalde-Ramírez |