ASEAN countries are using innovative methods to measure and monitor plastics leakage on land and into rivers and regional seas. Globally successful examples of market-based instruments and…

Axel van Trotsenburg, Lim Jock Hoi |

Since the introduction of the dollar-a-day poverty line in the 1990 World Development Report, the World Bank has used purchasing power parities (PPPs) — exchange rates that account for relative…

Deon Filmer, Haishan Fu, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

In recent years and in multiple fora, governments around the world have recognized that all countries need to have accessible, timely, and reliable disaggregated data to measure progress and…

Haishan Fu, Johannes Jütting, Stefan Schweinfest |

In the wake of COP 26 and the Glasgow Climate Pact commitment to accelerate the phase-down of fossil fuel subsidies, there is overarching consensus that fossil fuel subsidies must be reformed…

Defne Gencer, Dirk Heine |

The 17 SDGs lay out a uniquely ambitious and comprehensive agenda for global development until 2030. However, achieving these goals is not the only challenge. Monitoring progress towards these…

Lucas Kitzmueller, Brian Stacy, Daniel Gerszon Mahler |

Many communities across Africa still lack access to an all-weather road. A recent World Bank study shows drones can help fill the gap and deliver essential goods or services to isolated…

Aiga Stokenberga, María Catalina Ochoa |

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the health crisis has triggered an economic crisis and a protracted rise in food insecurity. Basic sustenance has become unaffordable for the world’s poorest,…

Meera Shekar, Kyoko Shibata Okamura, Madhur Gautam, Luc Christiaensen, Ugo Gentilini |

Progress toward the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is contingent on the availability of good quality data, together with a substantial amount of innovation. However, persistent data…

Craig Hammer, Siddhesh Kaushik, Sun Hwa Song, Leslie Ricketts |

Our World Bank report on climate change budget tagging offers a detailed review of climate change budget tagging methodologies and practices.

Xenia Kirchhofer |