Even in the absence of a pandemic, refugees who are forced to move due to conflict, persecution, environmental disasters and poverty - or a combination of these factors - face innumerable…

Helidah Refiloe Ogude, Tamuka Chekero |

How can we connect women in fragile settings to the digital economy—and the countless job opportunities that come with it?

Danielle Robinson, Aisha Sani, Zainab Rahima Aminu |

Tamkeen is a longstanding program for development planning in Yemen that encourages social and economic resilience in the face of conflict by assessing a community’s resources—its skills, public…

Abdulelah Taqi |

Ensuring better integration of refugees into host communities and longer-term investments in both refugees and their hosts.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The Mediterranean Sea has long been a lifeline for the almost 2 million people who live in the Gaza Strip. Fishing is a vital source of employment for more than 100,000 people.

Sachiko Kondo, Marcelo Acerbi, Lia Sieghart |

Tracking progress aimed at reducing poverty requires the availability of high-quality poverty data. Unfortunately, many countries face challenges in collecting this type of data, especially poorer…

Ibrahima Sarr |

On June 10, 2020, Mosul celebrated the opening of “Al-Hurriyya” or “Freedom” Bridge, which was reconstructed with financing from the World Bank. The reopening of this bridge will change the lives…

Sajjad Ali Shah, Ibrahim Dajani, Salman Anees Soz |

Across the world, lockdown measures have helped contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Yet they have exacted a high economic cost, especially for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable…

Kudakwashe Dube, Christine Namirembe Katende |

Faced with the COVID-19 crisis, we now estimate now that an additional 10 million people in fragile and conflict-affected settings will be pushed into extreme poverty just in 2020.

Franck Bousquet |

The borderlands in the Horn of Africa are synonymous with economic, social, and political marginalization, entrenched poverty, persistent con¬flict, forced displacement, and envi¬ronmental…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar |