The One Health initiative, while it may sound deceptively simple, is in fact a complex effort to bring together people, knowledge, expertise, and information to improve the ties between humans,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic triggered a record one-month decline in oil prices in March, as wide-ranging measures to stem the pandemic precipitated a collapse in oil demand…

Collette Wheeler |

As governments look to use data to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying infodemic, here are four key criteria they should look at for effective data usage.

Kai Kaiser, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

Reducing interactions among people is seen as critical to reducing propagation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While there is controversy around whether this should be the goal in developing…

William Maloney, Temel Taskin |

The coronavirus pandemic is creating immense human, social and economic costs for every country worldwide. The World Bank Group and other international organizations are responding with rapid and…

Haishan Fu, Tim Herzog, Umar Serajuddin |

COVID-19 is taking its toll on the world, causing deaths, illnesses and economic despair. But how is the deadly virus impacting global poverty?

Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Christoph Lakner, R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Haoyu Wu |

The current COVID-19 crisis has brought immense challenges, but also highlighted the ability of businesses and individuals to respond to crises quickly and creatively. How can we spur that kind of…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Joulan Abdul Khalek |

Digital tools have been instrumental in the fight against COVID-19, providing new ways to save lives, limit the spread of the coronavirus, coordinate public health efforts, and raise funds for key…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Joulan Abdul Khalek |

This outbreak can be contained given our shared goals — but we must act fast.

David Malpass |