Along with other countries worldwide, Burkina Faso has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020.

Harriet Kasidi Mugera, Jeffery Tanner, Marco Tiberti, Clarence Tsimpo Nkengne |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recently published working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 5 papers published from June 1 to June 15, 2022, on various topics…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Qualitative researchers gain critical insights about a given research question based on interactions with people, observation, and participation in the target community. For us, the COVID-19 lock…

María Cecilia Dedios, Mariana Martínez Gómez, Ángela Guarín |

Overlapping crises. This is the term of our time. Whether it’s the pandemic, rising food prices, or the climate emergency, the consequences are almost always most devastating for the poorest.…

Peter Holland |

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The number of refugees globally rose to 27.1 million in 2021, up from 26.4 million in 2020,  setting a new record, according to the newly released UNHCR Global Trends…

Emi Suzuki |

When refugees settle in a host country, they mean business: they want to start a new life, be self-sufficient and contribute to their communities. As employees, entrepreneurs, and customers they…

Benjamin Herzberg, Daphne Yong-D'Hervé |

The lives of most Congolese have not improved since the Congo Wars ended 20 years ago. Persistent conflict and slow economic progress caused living standards to decline year after year. Most…

Jean-Christophe Carret, Olga Kadima, Cia Sjetnan |

Developing countries are at a critical crossroads. They are facing multiple, overlapping, and compounding crises from the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, growing impacts of climate change, economic…

Ed Mountfield |