Through their renewed road safety partnership, the World Bank and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to save an additional 600,000 lives on the road, and prevent up to 22 million injuries.

Giannina Raffo, Alina Florentina Burlacu, Monjurul Hoque Mohammod Arif Uddin, Juan Miguel Velásquez |

Roads are hugely important to local communities and countries alike, and in Uganda, they carry 95% of freight traffic and 99% of passenger traffic and contribute 3% of the country’s Gross Domestic…

Benedict L.J. Eijbergen, Tony Thompson |

This gender “jobs gap” is driven by many factors, both on the demand and supply side. One way to close the gap is through skills training such as technical training as well as entrepreneurial or…

Kathleen Beegle, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich |

Under the 18th replenishment of IDA (IDA18), which ended in June, we have more than doubled our support in fragile and conflict-affected situations over three years, from $10.2 billion to $23…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

This week, President Malpass reiterated the World Bank’s support to over 100 countries in their emergency health responses.

Priyanka Ripley |

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the…

Aziz Atamanov, Talip Kilic |

This week, the World Bank shares its top priorities as it continues to fight COVID-19 through the largest response in its history as an institution, with new health projects in Haiti and Uganda.…

Priyanka Ripley |

COVID-19 is the most significant shock the world has experienced since World War Two. Coronavirus infections are now accelerating in Africa, and the Government of Uganda has taken swift measures…

Tony Thompson |

Even in the absence of a pandemic, refugees who are forced to move due to conflict, persecution, environmental disasters and poverty - or a combination of these factors - face innumerable…

Helidah Refiloe Ogude, Tamuka Chekero |