New research brings to light the importance of household dynamics in shaping people’s acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and provides insights that can be used to increase vaccine uptake in low-…

Christopher Hoy, Rajalakshmi Kanagavel, Corey Morales Cameron |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces five papers published in August 2022 on various topics, including COVID-19…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

A new WIDER and World Bank working paper draws on findings from both tax administrative and survey data providing insights on how formal firms in Zambia recovered from COVID-19 after the…

Aliisa Koivisto, Christopher Hoy, Laban Simbeye, Muhammad Malik, Mashekwa Maboshe |

Designating terrestrial and marine landscapes as parks and protected areas is a central part of today’s conservation strategy to preserve biodiversity. As far back as 1996, the Zambian government…

Urvashi Narain, Ngao Mubanga |

If the measure of a man is not how he falls but how he rises when he does, so then the measure of an enterprise is not that it will face a crisis but how it rebounds when it does.

Soujanya Krishna Chodavarapu, Katarina Zeravica |

Zambia aims for universal access to safe and affordable water and sanitation services by 2030. Yet, Zambia is one of the countries that missed the MDGs for water and sanitation and is projected to…

Josses Mugabi, Ruth Kennedy-Walker |

The Global Center on Adaptation and the African Development Bank have put infrastructure at the heart of their agenda to help African countries galvanize climate resilient actions. Resources and…

Patrick Verkooijen |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has undoubtedly exposed the need to address critical issues that have been ignored for too long in Zambia.

Jade Nshimbi |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

The rollout of vaccines globally, particularly as this effort picks up momentum, is spreading hope that countries will soon have control over the devastating health impacts of the COVID-19…

Karin Kemper, Urvashi Narain |