Many Caribbean countries simply do not collect data to measure and monitor poverty and inequality.

Lilia Burunciuc, Marla Dukharan, Anna Luisa Paffhausen |

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the declaration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – a day devoted to reaffirming our commitment and shared responsibility to end…

Andrei Mikhnev, Ikuko Uochi, Lydia (Ypsse) Kim |

The World Bank updated its global poverty lines last month and the number of poor is now significantly different in certain countries and regions. For the EAP region, this changes our view of the…

Rinku Murgai, Hassan Zaman |

From food insecurity and lack of services, to limited or no economic opportunities, millions of Sri Lankans are facing acute risks and deprivations.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

The World Bank is working resolutely with the countries of the region to identify programs and projects that curb poverty, address vulnerability, and reduce inequality in this more difficult…

Robert Taliercio O'Brien, Hugo Ñopo |

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a chronically fragile country. Endowed with impressive natural and mineral resources, the country is potentially rich, yet trapped in a regionally, and…

Wilfried A. Kouame, Han Fraeters |

In understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the Thai population, the World Bank, in conjunction with Gallup Poll, conducted a rapid phone survey from April 27 to June 15, 2021.

Nadia Belhaj Hassine Belghith, Tanida Arayavechkit |

On October 17 each year, the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, colloquially known as End Poverty Day.

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

Central America and the Dominican Republic have a good track record of economic growth. Between 1991 and 2019, Central America grew by an average of 4.5% per year, and the Dominican Republic by an…

Michel Kerf |