For the world’s poorest people, COVID-19 has brought an unparalleled social and economic shock. And for those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict, the challenge is compounded.…

Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Stefan Emblad |

Today, after 25 years of progress reducing global poverty, we are at a precarious moment. Poverty is on the rise. The pandemic is estimated to have increased the number of people living in extreme…

Juergen Voegele |

As the world’s poorest countries seek to jumpstart growth and put large numbers of people back to work, the BBB approach presents a compelling choice.

Georgia Harley, Yasmine Acheampong |

The world's poorest countries will need access to scaled up amounts of sustainable financing and a redoubling of efforts to address debt vulnerabilities.

Punam Chuhan-Pole |

World Bank Group President David Malpass highlights some key points from his recent public engagements and notable events.

David Malpass |

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased food insecurity in the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

Robert F. Townsend, Madhur Gautam |

IDA countries entered the COVID-19 crisis already hobbled with high debt levels. With their financing needs projected to be larger than average by the end of 2021, these countries face some…

Ayhan Kose, Akihiko Nishio |

COVID-19 has hit poor and vulnerable countries the hardest, threatening decades of hard-won gains. That’s why the World Bank’s International Development Association is stepping up support.

Akihiko Nishio |

New data shows that now, in the midst of the pandemic, many IDA countries are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 impact.

Nobuo Yoshida, Ambar Narayan, Haoyu Wu |