This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recently published working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 5 papers published from June 1 to June 15, 2022, on various topics…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

A soccer based intervention for adolescent boys and a goal setting intervention for adolescent girls lower intimate partner violence. They work in different ways.

Markus Goldstein, Joao Montalvao |

Using the latest machine learning technology, Tanzania’s Resilience Academy participants helped build a comprehensive map of the city’s trees.

Nick Jones, Vivien Deparday, Nuala Margaret Cowan |

The unabated degradation of a single water body can spell great misfortune for millions of people living in a region already weighed down by climate change, fragility, population growth, and…

Mili Varughese, Shyam KC |

This working paper provides new, cross-country, nationally-representative insights regarding land rights among men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa, where inequalities in land ownership often go…

Ardina Hasanbasri, Talip Kilic, Gayatri Koolwal, Heather Moylan |

Recent research shows that most transport investment in Tanzania’s secondary cities is currently skewed toward private cars, while the majority of residents rely primarily on walking or public…

María Catalina Ochoa, Jesse Harber |

The challenges of digital inclusion faced in MENA region are intertwined with social issues like poverty, conflict, gender inequality, forced migration and lack of access to basic services.…

Bertha Mwakapenda, Hamdi Karakal, Jemilehin Funmilayo, Narissa Jeffrey |

Tanzania has seen sustained growth over the past two decades, but like many developing countries, COVID-19 has taken its toll. Its economy is projected to expand by 4.3 percent in 2021 but poverty…

Mari Elka Pangestu |

In Africa, road engineering has traditionally prioritized vehicular speed and safety without considering community behaviors. This approach has given little consideration to pedestrians and other…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Ramon Munoz-Raskin |

Improving property rights can improve the allocation of resources and create a more financially inclusive society.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |