Providing internet access with reliability, affordability, and speed is essential to bringing more equitable impacts to vulnerable communities.

Niccolò Comini, Nicola Perra, Nicolò Gozzi |

Passenger cars account for 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions from transport while greatly harming air quality in major cities. Transitioning from gasoline and diesel-powered to battery…

Jeronimo Callejas, Joshua Linn, Jevgenijs Steinbuks |

Education is often considered a pathway to better jobs. In Colombia, workers who have completed secondary education earn almost 30 percent more than workers with only a primary education, are 1.5…

Eliana Carranza, Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz, Jossie Fahsbender |

Qualitative researchers gain critical insights about a given research question based on interactions with people, observation, and participation in the target community. For us, the COVID-19 lock…

María Cecilia Dedios, Mariana Martínez Gómez, Ángela Guarín |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

Transport innovation can introduce more fairness into urban policy and make sure fiscal resources go to transport modes that are most beneficial to people, the planet, and the economy.

Ellin Ivarsson, Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Bianca Bianchi |

The jobs challenge in the services age: managing Colombia’s premature move away from manufacturing

Eliana Carranza, Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz, Alejandro Rueda-Sanz |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. This entry introduces 5 papers published from April 1 to April 15 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Inequality may rise as countries double down on global value chains without upskilling the broader workforce

Ximena Del Carpio, José Cuesta, Maurice D. Kugler |