As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) moves towards full autonomy in 2025 it needs to continue prioritizing health sector reform.

Maria Vida Gomez, Sutayut Osornprasop |

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 |

While recent decades have seen a narrowing of gender gaps, more innovative approaches are needed to tackle persistent challenges. This World Bank policy note helps to motivate and guide policy…

Christopher Walsh, Ana Maria Rojas Méndez, Abigail Dalton |

The pandemic experience revealed a new set of strengths and weaknesses of global trade. A joint report shows that open trade will be increasingly important to meet the growing demand for health-…

Nadia Rocha, Michele Ruta |

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic spread across Africa, hospitals across the continent faced shortages of essential medical supplies needed to treat the respiratory disease and keep patients…

Bernard Olayo, Carmen Carpio |

In a recent visit to South Sudan, we met with livestock herders as they were tending to their livestock in a cattle camp outside of Juba. One of the most memorable conversations was with a woman…

Holger Kray, Tahira Syed, Ana Cristina Canales Gomez |

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and vaccines remain our most important tool for helping every country overcome it and get on the path to recovery. The World Bank remains committed to…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

While the devastating public health consequences of tobacco use are widely understood and documented, few people appreciate that tobacco also has profoundly negative environmental impacts as shown…

Patricio V. Marquez, Bronwyn King |