Open data and open access are two important pillars of Open Science that promote making the entire scientific process more accessible and participatory by sharing research and data, and actively…

Haishan Fu, Craig Hammer, Edward Anderson |

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the largest global shocks in recent history, but it did not increase extreme poverty in Africa as it was feared it would. The reason may be a combination of things…

Kibrom A. Abay, Nishant Yonzan, Sikandra Kurdi, Kibrom Tafere |

Pakistan’s Floods are Deepening its Learning Crisis

Jaime Saavedra, Lynne Sherburne-Benz |

Today’s water utilities are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The impacts of climate change, the needs of growing and increasingly urban populations, and the realities of the largest economic…

Erin Hylton, Chloë Oliver Viola |

Pauline Castaing and Jules Gazeaud provide an introduction to Bayesian Hierarchical Models in meta-analysis and using the package baggr

Development Impact Guest Blogger, Pauline Castaing |

Quality early childhood education (ECE) is one of the most important investments societies can make to help children build strong foundations that will support a lifetime of learning.

Magdalena Bendini, Amanda Devercelli, Elaine Ding, Melissa Kelly |

The cultural and creative sector accounts for 3.1 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) as of 2022, according to a recent report by UNESCO. This rapidly growing sector generates nearly 30…

Meghna Chadha, Sunamika Singh, Laura Overmeyer |

Costa Rica lost the momentum for poverty reduction towards the end of the twentieth century. This makes Costa Rica an outlier in a region that conti…

Jacobus de Hoop, Agustin Arakaki |

This World Bank working paper shows that integrating survey and geospatial data significantly improves survey estimates, in terms of precision and accuracy, of monetary poverty rates in Mexican…

David Newhouse, Joshua Merfeld, Anusha Ramakrishnan, Tom Swartz, Partha Lahiri |

In urban areas in Africa, many sanitation utilities struggle to implement and sustain toilet construction projects after the initial source of financing has ended. As part of the World Bank's…

Odete Muximpua, Mwansa Nachula Mukuka, Josses Mugabi |