Detailed data on the spatial distribution of jobs is crucial, but such data are rarely available. This study develops a machine learning algorithm that relies on widely available public data to…

Paolo Avner, Jun Rentschler, Samira Barzin, Neave O'Clery |

The World Bank is working with the government of Argentina to modernize Buenos Aires’ suburban passenger rail system through track upgrades and extensions, station improvements, electrification,…

Verónica Raffo, Javier Morales Sarriera, Andrés García Treceno |

For 34 million children and adolescents in our region, being of African descent is synonymous with invisibility: not only are they forgotten and neglected; they are also actively discriminated…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Public health decision-makers are left with few options to understand the spread of the virus due to the rapid transmission of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. This has led to a new phase of the…

Jeremy Veillard, Carlo Amadei, Jean-Martin Brault |

GovTech – the use of the latest technology to modernize the public sector -- has great potential to deliver on the promises of the digital age by improving core government systems and services to…

Kimberly Johns, Cem Dener |

Digitizing infrastructure services and industries can lead to tangible benefits around the world. Taking the steps to digitize infrastructure now will result in safer and more reliable transport,…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Anastasia Nedayvoda |

The Flood Risk Management Support Project for the City of Buenos Aires, with support from the World Bank, has been successful in enhancing positive impacts by incorporating Nature-based Solutions…

Catalina Ramirez, Klaas de Groot |

With the objective of supporting the Dominican Republic’s communication strategies, the World Bank brought together housing authorities from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina to share their…

Giuliana De Mendiola, Luis Triveno, Catherine Lynch |

The Global Report on Public Financial Management uses PEFA’s extensive database to provide a comprehensive global view of PFM trends and performance. Learn about the report's findings.

Ed Olowo-Okere |

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on public health, societies, and economies around the world: it could push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021.…

David Malpass |