According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

Policy Research Working Paper series publication roundup for the weeks of May 24 and 31

Policy Research Working Paper team |

Cloud solutions has the potential to allow the Palestinian Authority to cover communication gaps, especially in remote villages in the West Bank and Gaza, and increase collaboration and…

Jerome Bezzina, Astrid Herdis Jacobsen, Joseph El-Cassabgui |

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 |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

Improving women’s access to land and protecting their rights, can be a stabilizing factor for these situations, contributing to economic and social stability, food security, sustainable…

Rafeef Abdel Razek, Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, Linus Pott |

Displaced Venezuelans are certainly in a difficult situation. However, it could become even worse in the medium term once the restrictions imposed by the pandemic are lifted and the flow of…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

The COVID-19 pandemic created a huge crisis, but also an opportunity for MENA countries to build more adaptive, resilient, inclusive social protection systems. There are many lessons to draw from…

Ferid Belhaj |

Pressures of the COVID-19 crisis prompted IDA to accelerate financing commitments last year and launch an early replenishment. This made for a moment of much-needed international solidarity in…

Dr. Denny Kalyalya, Axel van Trotsenburg |

A new study assesses the integration in Brazil of migrants from Venezuela. It shows that despite having few legal barriers, they are facing challenges in accessing education, formal jobs and…

Mrittika Shamsuddin, Rovane Battaglin Schwengber |