Digital agriculture has the potential to be a game-changer for agriculture in Indonesia and the country’s startup ecosystem has seen a rapid growth of AgTech or digital solutions for agriculture…

Lesly Goh, Kelsey Wu |

For a 2nd challenging year, the United Nations General Assembly is meeting in the shadow of a pandemic. Fully vaccinating every country against COVID-19 is the urgent issue on the agenda

Mamta Murthi, Tristan Reed |

This week's links include work on labor rationing in India, raising aspirations too high in the Philippines, growth policy perspectives from Peter Blair Henry, and more...

David McKenzie |

It was in 2015 during the summer. I was a second-year university student in Antananarivo, and I was volunteering for a project launched by UNESCO Madagascar and the Ministry of Education.

Lanja Randrianarison |

As our report The Aftermath of Debt Surges points out, policy makers need to prepare for the looming risk of debt distress when financial market conditions turn less benign, particularly in…

M. Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff |

Teachers are at the heart of the COVID-19-induced education crisis, as they manage the changing nature of teaching, learning without effective professional tools. There is growing interest among…

Tracy Wilichowski, Cristobal Cobo, Aishwarya Patil, Manal Quota |

In Bangladesh, there has been a consistent increase in human capital investments through various social protection (SP) programs. A new World Bank public expenditure review shows four aspects of…

Aline Coudouel, Mostafa Amir Sabbih, Ramim Ahmed |

These types of workers were most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Michael Weber, David Newhouse |

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 |

In the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, where the water and sanitation sector faces complex challenges such as climate change, increased pollution, rapid urbanization, and population growth, among…

Juliana Brescianini, Jimena Llopis, Guilherme Lima, Flora Pfeifer, Pedro Campos |