Financial services such as payments, savings accounts, and credit can help drive development by helping people escape poverty by facilitating investments in their health, education, and businesses…

Saniya Ansar, Jijun Wang, Mansi Vipin Panchamia, Sri Sravya Raaga Akkineni |

A new analysis just published in Nature Communications estimates that 1.81 billion people face significant flood risk worldwide.

Jun Rentschler, Melda Salhab, Bramka Arga Jafino |

Every debt crisis begins with unheeded warnings and ends with severe limits on investment in education, health, and infrastructure among other things. These crises often spark civil unrest and…

Marcello Estevão, Sebastian Essl |

This World Bank report suggests that, in many countries, policy-makers ability to stabilize their public debt ratios through fiscal tightening may be restrained by budget rigidities that predated…

Marcello Estevão, Santiago Herrera Aguilera, Eduardo Olaberria |

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to visit the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The UNHCR has just documented a record 100 million…

Soukeyna Kane |

Rice production presents often overlooked opportunities for mitigating Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, while also attaining increased production, savings in water consumption, and health benefits…

Pieter Waalewijn, Ruyi Li, Svetlana Valieva, Mekbib Haile, Si Gou |

It has been said that we now find ourselves in the “Golden Age of Innovation.” While it is undeniably true that we live in a time when the pace of technological change is faster than ever before,…

Caroline Louveaux, Tami Dokken |

This blog analyses the consequences of an energy shock on global growth. It puts the current rise in energy prices into historical context, presents model-based estimates of its growth impacts,…

Justin-Damien Guénette, Jeetendra Khadan |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recently published working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 5 papers published from June 1 to June 15, 2022, on various topics…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

This blog examines issues related to how ITMO (internationally transferred mitigation outcomes) markets function, their impacts on potential ITMO-supplying countries, and their potential for…

Klaus Oppermann, Jon Strand |