What could cause discrepancies in the official trade statistics? Research suggests several factors.

Hiau Looi Kee |

As researchers recognize the potential of Earth observations and geospatial technologies to support decision-making, countries are increasingly turning toward geospatial approaches to track their…

Maryam Rabiee |

An estimated 1 in 6 people experience significant disability, making it essential to consider accessibility when planning, financing and building infrastructure. Japan and the World Bank are…

Yohei Takahashi, Imad N. Fakhoury, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

From Hollywood screenwriters fearing job loss to Google's Med-PaLM 2 surpassing human doctors, AI is reshaping industries, and its impact on jobs and growth is a nuanced story with little…

Jonathan Timmis, Timothy DeStefano, Caroline De Roover, Andrea Morante |

Data on trade between China and the United States provide some support for the view that the paths of the world’s two largest economies are diverging.

Cristina Constantinescu |

Considering the global demographic shifts we are seeing and how quickly our everyday lives are moving online, it’s crucial to equip seniors with the skills to connect in a safe and meaningful way…

Niccolò Comini |

This World Bank paper argues that transmission infrastructure is a stable operating asset with proven technologies that have remained largely unchanged for over a century. Furthermore,…

Debabrata Chattopadhyay, Durreh Tabassum |

Learn how air pollution is part of a feedback loop amplifying climate impacts and how policy action can significantly reduce air pollution, improve health, and generate employment opportunities at…

Sanjay Srivastava, Elena Strukova-Golub, Sameer Akbar, Paola Agostini |

How can countries build better quality roads within a predictable budget? Looking at data from both developed and developing countries, a new World Bank study highlights the benefits and…

Satoshi Ogita, Leslie Nii Odartey Mills, Gylfi Pálsson |

The sharp rise in U.S. interest rates over the past year poses a significant threat to emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Its monetary tightening on financial conditions and…

Carlos Arteta, Steven B. Kamin, Franz Ulrich Ruch |