Cambodia has made remarkable development progress over the past decades through rapid economic growth, averaging over seven percent per year in the decade before the COVID-19 pandemic and lifting…

Sebastian Eckardt, Faya Hayati |

The conditions and circumstances of people across the world cannot be boiled down to only national averages. Within the same country, economic development can be unbalanced, with some regions…

Judy Yang, Minh Cong Nguyen, Carlos Sabatino |

Cities are increasingly considering investments in urban flood protection. However, when evaluating infrastructure investments, they often consider only the direct benefits derived from avoided…

Steven Rubinyi, Tess Doeffinger |

This blog highlights two studies from past World Bank's Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)-supported research that demonstrate the importance of a data-driven and evidence-based approach to…

Kerina Wang, Lauren Nicole Core, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

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 |

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 |

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 |

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021, we flag the importance of psychosocial support as a central component to moving toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Pamornrat Tansanguanwong |

In understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the Thai population, the World Bank, in conjunction with Gallup Poll, conducted a rapid phone survey from April 27 to June 15, 2021.

Nadia Belhaj Hassine Belghith, Tanida Arayavechkit |