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 |

China’s poverty reduction success since 1980 is primarily a story of sustained economic growth. What’s next for poverty reduction policies in China?

Maria Ana Lugo, Martin Raiser, Ruslan Yemtsov |

On October 17th, the world commemorates International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, I have been reflecting on what eradicating poverty means for Azerbaijan.

Sarah G. Michael |

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 |

In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Afghanistan is facing a rapid increase in poverty and hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus. World Bank analysis suggests that Afghanistan's poverty rate may increase from 55 percent…

Hartwig Schafer |

The pandemic has imposed new challenges in the region for poverty reduction. Ending extreme poverty and recovering from the crisis requires providing opportunities for all individuals, especially…

Robert Taliercio O'Brien |

In every part of the world, the poorest are suffering most, and the World Bank’s recently released Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report estimates that global extreme poverty will rise this year…

Mari Elka Pangestu |

To make progress on development challenges, the world needs to commit to cooperation and coordination, both within and between countries.

Axel van Trotsenburg |