Prices of agricultural raw materials have sustained their upward momentum that began in the second quarter of last year. The Raw Material Price Index stands nearly 18% higher than a year ago, led…

John Baffes, Jinxin Wu |

A year ago we announced the release of the results from the 2017 cycle of the International Comparison Program (ICP). The purchasing power parities (PPPs), size of economies, and measures of price…

Haishan Fu, Nada Hamadeh |

Student researchers at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) worked with the World Bank to create a model for a Nature 100, targeted investor engagement…

Fiona Stewart, Samantha Power |

The second edition of the World Bank’s Global Subnational Atlas of Poverty (GSAP) includes subnational poverty rates for approximately 1,800 subregions across 166 economies. The ability to…

Minh Cong Nguyen, Judy Yang, Miyoko Asai, Natalie Kreitzer |

In recognition of the important role that remittances play as an enabler of economic growth and prosperity, the World Bank commissioned weekly pulse surveys and pricing analysis to monitor the…

Oya Ardic, Edlira Dashi, Hemant Baijal, Harish Natarajan |

Speed is among the main factors in road fatalities and injuries. Many cities are now looking to make 30 kph the standard speed limit in order to save lives, reduce emissions, and create a more…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Elena Lungu |

We are thankful to everyone around the world who spent the time to share their thoughts with us in multiple languages. You raised important concerns, including the fact that the poorest people…

Juergen Voegele, Stephanie von Friedeburg, Ethiopis Tafara |

Traditionally, the World Bank has reported and provided advice on poverty measurement through the income and consumption expenditure measures. This approach looks at a monetary minimum threshold…

Enrique Delamónica, Mansour Ndiaye, Maria Ana Lugo, Silvia Malgioglio |

Building more resilient infrastructure is critical to responding to climate change. But with a myriad of actors, sectors, and levels of government involved coherence is a challenge. These lessons…

Edwin Lau |