The poverty lines traditionally used by the World Bank are absolute poverty lines. An example of this is the international poverty line of $1.90 (2011 PPPs), soon to be updated to $2.15 with the…

Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Christoph Lakner, Daniel Gerszon Mahler |

The Pink Sheet is a monthly report that monitors commodity price movements.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

How do floods affect people, especially the poorer population, living in flood-prone areas? What attracts them to settle in these areas and how do they cope with the impacts of floods?

Alvina Erman |

When private companies are affected by disasters, the impacts are felt by the whole society. It affects access to goods and services for people and other businesses, as well as jobs and recovery…

Alvina Erman, Jun Rentschler |

Precious metal prices have softened after reaching recent highs in March 2022. The weakness reflects rising interest rates and the strengthening of the U.S. dollar, which have outweighed inflation…

John Baffes, Wee Chian Koh |

The Pink Sheet is a monthly report that monitors commodity price movements.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The World Bank’s Beverage Price Index rose by more than 8% in the first half of 2022 compared to the previous six-month period, reflecting mostly strength in Arabica coffee prices. The index is…

John Baffes, Kaltrina Temaj |

The recent surge in natural gas and coal prices has been so swift that the main benchmarks were roughly three times higher in 2022Q2 compared to a year earlier. European natural gas and South…

Peter Nagle, Kaltrina Temaj |

The World Bank’s Agricultural Raw Material Index has been relatively stable during the past 12 months. However, the prices of its key components, cotton and rubber, have been diverging due to…

John Baffes, Kaltrina Temaj |