Despite high standards of living, women in Kuwait are facing increasing challenges to their equality in Kuwaiti society in terms of marriage, household responsibilities, divorce and inheritance,…

Ismail Radwan, Fatma Ahmad Al Ibrahim |

According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

The COVID-19 pandemic created a huge crisis, but also an opportunity for MENA countries to build more adaptive, resilient, inclusive social protection systems. There are many lessons to draw from…

Ferid Belhaj |

For the world’s poorest people, COVID-19 has brought an unparalleled social and economic shock. And for those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict, the challenge is compounded.…

Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Stefan Emblad |

Today, after 25 years of progress reducing global poverty, we are at a precarious moment. Poverty is on the rise. The pandemic is estimated to have increased the number of people living in extreme…

Juergen Voegele |

One of the key challenges of expanding coverage to new beneficiaries under the World Bank’s Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project was accessing data to assess household needs. The team did this…

Wesam Qaid |

To protect Yemeni communities from the COVID-19 pandemic in almost all of the country's 333 districts, the Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project needed to introduce measures to ensure the…

Wesam Qaid |

In Yemen, collaboration is critical more so now when there’s a global pandemic, particularly if development institutions are to provide the best assistance package so client countries can restore…

Carmen Nonay |

Today, about two-thirds of Yemen's total population of 30 million faces hunger. Of that, 14.4 million need immediate food assistance to sustain or save their lives, 10 million acutely so.

Tracy Vienings |