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 |

WITS—a platform powered by the World Bank—allows users to access an array of data on trade and provides tools to analyze data of complex regulations, tariffs, and market trends. This blog details…

Siddhesh Kaushik |

We need to build livable communities to create a livable planet. For real and lasting change, we must do more to build the social sustainability that will enable citizens, refugees, and…

Louise Cord |

Recent World Bank research used satellite data to quantify the impact of subway investments. Subways’ impacts on CO₂ emissions were assessed with the World Bank’s new satellite-based carbon…

Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, David Wheeler |

Since 2018, the World Bank’s multidimensional poverty measure has gone beyond monetary deprivation to include other dimensions such as access to education, health, nutritional, and basic…

Olivier De Schutter, Luis Felipe López-Calva |

In many countries, funds provided by customers into a mobile money service may be far more exposed to risks from the insolvency of a mobile money firm than customers and policymakers might realize…

Andrés F. Martínez, Harish Natarajan, Will Paterson |

Satellite imagery of nocturnal lights has become a widely utilized data source across various sectors. Noteworthy, among the sources of nighttime lights data is NASA's Black Marble, which…

Robert Marty, Gabriel Stefanini Vicente |

A confluence of factors has propelled the advancement of women's economic empowerment, creating opportunities around the world. Despite improvements in societal attitudes and policies in…

Clara Ivanescu, Carolina Mayen Huerta |

The full value of data rests in its conversion to public policies or when is used to increase accountability. Academic research is a major source of these insights. But how can we tell if…

Brian Stacy, Lucas Kitzmueller, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Umar Serajuddin, Xiaoyu Wang |

Some developing economies have been able to raise more than $50 billion from bond investors. However, 28 developing economies with weak credit ratings and 31 low-income economies without credit…

Philip Kenworthy, M. Ayhan Kose, Nikita Perevalov |