Migration of any scale can yield benefits to the host countries by increasing the supply of labor (particularly in sectors where it is scarce), expanding the skills of the workforce, and providing…

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla |

Displaced households typically experience greater deprivation compared to their local counterparts, including ownership of household and productive assets, children's educational outcomes,…

Maria Eugenia Genoni, Nandini Krishnan, Tara Vishwanath |

If some or many refugee movements can be predicted, what are the implications?

Xavier Devictor |

This World Refugee Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on what works and what doesn’t to best support refugees and host countries in a world often suffering persistent conflict, violence, and…

Xavier Devictor |

In 2020, 48.7% of the 16.2 million emigrants from Central America and Mexico were women. The migration phenomenon in Central America particularly affects women and girls, who face challenges at…

Michel Kerf, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Ana I. Aguilera, Erika Padron, Carlos Xavier Muñoz Burgos |

The number of people forcibly displaced is set to increase and, if they are to become self-reliant, then they need employment opportunities. Yet labor market programs for displaced populations are…

Björn Gillsäter |

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 |

Qualitative researchers gain critical insights about a given research question based on interactions with people, observation, and participation in the target community. For us, the COVID-19 lock…

María Cecilia Dedios, Mariana Martínez Gómez, Ángela Guarín |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces five papers published from March 16 to March 31 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

We’ve learned a few important lessons along our own migration journey, and this has been a key motivation for me to proudly work on migration and social inclusion at the World Bank.

Ana I. Aguilera |