Since the early 1990s, developing countries have experienced a coincidence of rising exports – especially those related to global value chains (GVCs) – and improved labor market outcomes.

Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara, Deeksha Kokas , Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

The World Bank is supporting Morocco's DRM efforts by preparing a diagnostic assessment of the country's regulatory framework, making recommendations to the relevant authorities for…

Philipp Petermann, Theresa Abrassart, Thomas Moullier, Antoine Hanzen, Ghizlane Aqariden, Youssef Elouardy |

The bank has leveraged its convening power and mobilized the financial support needed to develop Morocco’s capacity to address a broader agenda, including disaster risk reduction, scaled-up social…

Antoine Bavandi, Abdeljalil El Hafre |

World Bank teams in Lebanon have introduced independent verification and monitoring mechanisms into Bank financed operations, and have required, as part of the legally binding financing agreements…

Jocelyne Jabbour, Rima Koteiche |

Despite high standards of living, women in Kuwait are facing increasing challenges to their equality in Kuwaiti society in terms of marriage, household responsibilities, divorce and inheritance,…

Ismail Radwan, Fatma Ahmad Al Ibrahim |

According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

Cloud solutions has the potential to allow the Palestinian Authority to cover communication gaps, especially in remote villages in the West Bank and Gaza, and increase collaboration and…

Jerome Bezzina, Astrid Herdis Jacobsen, Joseph El-Cassabgui |

A new collaboration between the World Bank and Education 4.0 will facilitate partnerships between the public and private sector and foster collaboration between international and regional…

Keiko Miwa, Andreas Blom |

COVID-19 has not stopped countries from addressing marine litter. Rather, the main issue has been MENA governments carrying out different marine waste policies and making different investments.…

Kanako Hasegawa, Marcelo Acerbi, Khalid Anouar |