Our annual PPP summer reading list includes thought-provoking articles for beach or hammock reading, such as conquering the fear of failure, achieving gender equality, improving collaboration, and…

Geoffrey Keele |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recently published working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 5 papers published from June 1 to June 15, 2022, on various topics…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Digital innovation has enormous potential to solve real-world problems. But connectivity remains essential to drive innovation in emerging markets. How can we ensure access to international…

Joulan Abdul Khalek, Anselm Dannecker |

Through the money they send home, migrant workers play a substantial role in the economy of Pacific Island countries like Tonga. But cumbersome and time-intensive visa procedures often get in the…

Raunak Mittal, Kay Atanda |

Four functions of a successful government COVID-19 response include policy-setting and decision making; operational coordination; information gathering and monitoring & evaluation; and…

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

As countries focus on “building back better” after the pandemic, they have a crucial opportunity to leapfrog to a more digital economy – and to do so responsibly.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Irrigation agencies around the world have continued to function despite challenging circumstances. However, there have been multiple shocks impacting service delivery.

Pieter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Svetlana Valieva |

COVID-19 has prompted many cities to promote the use of cycling, which makes it easier for commuters to comply with social distancing rules. But bicycles have the potential to be much more than a…

Leszek J. Sibilski |

Perth’s fresh water thinking for urban water security

Lauren Nicole Core |