How the Government, World Bank, and United Nations are Working Together to Deliver and Strengthen the State in Somalia

Chris Oberlack, Miguel de Corral |

After decades of accelerating globalization, since 2008 international trade has grown at roughly the same pace as economic activity in developing economies. The trade slowdown has been even more…

Pablo Saavedra, Mona Haddad |

Sub-Saharan Africa is more urbanized than commonly realized. Most of Sub-Saharan Africa’s urban dwellers live in dense cities rather than towns.

Mark Roberts, Pierre-Philippe Combes, Clément Gorin, Shohei Nakamura, Benjamin Stewart |

The case for agrifood system transformation is clear. The blog discusses seven relevant financing sources that could be tapped into to move to a global agrifood system that, besides being…

Martien van Nieuwkoop |

Behavioral sciences can help increase women's participation in natural resource management. Read about this case in Mexico.

Katharina Siegmann, Gonzalo Pons, Zeina Afif, Graciela Reyes Retana |

Risks and hazards are particularly relevant in El Salvador, one of the most risk-exposed countries in the world. Extreme climatic events, such as earthquakes or floods, make the country especially…

Monica Robayo-Abril, Britta Rude, Hugo Ñopo |

International trade—a key engine of global prosperity since the fall of the Berlin Wall— has ground nearly to a halt and is set to remain anemic in the coming years. In 2023, trade in goods and…

M. Ayhan Kose, Alen Mulabdic |

Back in 2018, one of the mentors, Dr. Amrita Bahl, who was also a senior colleague on the board of Care for Air, held up a glass of muddy water and another of clear water and asked which one I…

Abhiir Bhalla |

After struggling to recover from the shocks of the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Haiti’s economic development continues to be hampered by political instability, institutional…

Ivy Kuperberg, Christian Zeballos |

The invasion—coming at a time of accelerating global inflation and elevated debt—was a tragedy for Ukraine and caused widespread misery elsewhere , especially in developing countries.

Daria Ulybina, Cordula Rastogi |