This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group that were published in the World Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper Series. It introduces five…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces six papers published from April 16 to April 30 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Providing universal connectivity can be an important part of our toolkit to help us reduce emissions around the planet.

Edward Oughton, Niccolò Comini |

Public procurement is often plagued with cases of corruption, collusion and other uncompetitive practices that cause misallocation of public funds, and the OECD reports that 10-30% of the value of…

Serena Cocciolo, Sushmita Samaddar, Stephen Okiya |

Chile once again demonstrates its leadership on climate action with a formal presentation of its Long Term Climate Strategy (LTS) at the World Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

Ana Bucher, Patricio Bofill, Carolina Urmeneta |

In Chile, one urgent challenge limiting an effective and coordinated government response is the lack of readily available information on cases of violence against women among public institutions…

Gabriela Inchauste, Giselle Marie Bello, Manuel Contreras-Urbina |

It may sound like the idea of a futurist film, but it is already possible to produce and sell the electricity made by private parties thanks to the Blockchain technology.

Juan Pedro Searle, Francisco Dall’Orso, Patricia Marcos Huidobro |

As countries rebuild their economies from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that women and gender considerations are at the heart of governments’ strategies for an inclusive and…

Nora Elizabeth McGann, Nazaneen Ismail Ali |

Institutions matter for growth and prosperity, today more than ever. What specific set of institutions are optimal or desirable for economic growth? Do countries need to build strong institutions…

Alma Kanani, Marco Larizza |