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 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a fixation with subsidizing consumer goods, particularly water, food, and energy. Subsidies are often introduced to protect the poor and…

Federica Alfani, Maria Eugenia Genoni, Johannes Hoogeveen |

There is a need to boost aid effectiveness. In the wake of the multiple overlapping crises the world is grappling with today, we have seen billions of dollars channeled by donors to recipients.…

Akihiko Nishio, Gaiv Tata |

Mobile phones generate a staggering amount of data, allowing researchers to address previously unanswerable questions, and answer existing questions with new depth and granularity. How are…

Maria Jones, Anya Marchenko |

Performance based financing (PBF) links funds or payments to service providers to results achieved and gives them considerable autonomy in using these funds.

Srinivas Gurazada, Moritz Piatti, Thomas Poulsen |

As Vietnam’s economic success in the last decades has improved lives for most, the challenge of including ethnic minority populations from remote and mountainous areas in the benefits of growth…

Giorgia DeMarchi, Susan Shen |

What will it take to help women entrepreneurs reach their full potential in Uganda, where women own one in three of all businesses yet tend to run businesses that are smaller and operate in less…

Amy Copley, Cansu Birce Gokalp, Daniel Kirkwood, Sreelakshmi Papineni, Margarita Puerto |

In recent years, governments in the Sahel have offered integrated productive inclusion interventions to support extreme poor households’ economic activities and encourage diversification.

Thomas Bossuroy, Patrick Premand |

The management of State-Owned Enterprise (SOEs) performance may be one of the most important factors for some economies coming out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Jim Brumby, Nilgün Gökgür |

Productivity-enhancing technologies are vital to raising national income and reducing poverty. However, some new technologies are labor-saving and reduce the need for workers in some production…

Gene Kindberg-Hanlon |