Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

Getting older is a natural process, and one that I would like to go through. However, in the community where I am living, getting older is the most challenging part of life. This is because people…

Tesfaye Tilahun Workineh |

Many countries in Africa are undertaking reforms in the management of public investments to support competitiveness and service delivery outcomes. Kenya is reviewing its public investment…

Onur Erdem, Claire Davanne |

In 2020, the economies of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia together grew by 0.88%, despite the significant downside risks precipitated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the…

Deborah Wetzel |

While strengthening the public health sector delivery capabilities and domestic resource mobilization remains a priority, private providers also play a key role in serving a sizable proportion of…

Sneha Kanneganti |

From public transit quality to land use patterns, there are many factors that may impact people's ability to access essential services like healthcare or education. A new World Bank study…

Aiga Stokenberga, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

This blog highlights three research endeavors on climate change, offering insights on both mitigation and adaptation measures, covering a wide range of countries including Bangladesh, Brazil,…

Emiko Naomasa, Kerina Wang, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

This entry introduces seven papers published during the weeks of February 1 and 8 on various topics, including the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the use of a new data source (such as nighttime data),…

Policy Research Working Paper team |

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 |

As part of its commitment to support Ethiopia’s plan to open up the telecom sector, the World Bank is preparing a new Digital Ethiopia Foundations project and invest some $200 million in the…

Ousmane Dione |