Through 21 spatial layers, the World Bank's GEEST tool evaluates women's access to employment opportunities by contextualizing and enhancing our understanding of gender dynamics in the…

Clara Ivanescu, Carolina Mayen Huerta, Anna Tabitha Bonfert |

Facing the biggest education crisis in a century, commitments to improve must become a reality urgently if children are to gain the future they deserve in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

The new PISA results provide a glance at what adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean know and can do in mathematics, reading, and science, as well as additional information about school…

Jaime Saavedra, Ferdinando Regalia |

A project is successfully engaging citizens in reducing threats to globally important biodiversity in Caribbean countries. Read more.

Hélène Pfeil, Norman R. Howard Taylor, Sanjay Agarwal |

Cash transfers can effectively mitigate the impacts of energy subsidy reforms on vulnerable households. Our report explores successful experiences from various countries, providing insights into…

Anit Mukherjee, Defne Gencer, Mohamed Almenfi, Ugo Gentilini, Yuko Okamura |

An exercise in Central America included a financial response simulation conducted by the World Bank Disaster Risk Management team. This reflects the increasing importance that countries in the…

Rolando Durán Vargas, Francisco Javier Jeria León |

Despite progress toward more comprehensive SPL systems, many Central Americans had limited pre-pandemic access to vital programs to help them cope with crises, find jobs, invest in the health and…

Aylin Isik Dikmelik, Ana Sofia Martinez Cordova |

Blue Ports support the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and healthy ocean ecosystems. The World Bank has looked at the potential of this model in five…

Kavita Sethi |

In 2020, 48.7% of the 16.2 million emigrants from Central America and Mexico were women. The migration phenomenon in Central America particularly affects women and girls, who face challenges at…

Michel Kerf, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Ana I. Aguilera, Erika Padron, Carlos Xavier Muñoz Burgos |

Adaptive technology is a powerful weapon in education systems' fight against educational poverty. Teachers and students from the Dominican Republic share their experiences of implementing a…

Sophia D' Angelo, Juan D. Barón, Paola Patricia Polanco Santos |