A World Bank study of 1,900 Lao citizens found 1/3 burn waste at home, while 2/3 use waste-collection, recycle or reuse. A 3rd have no access to waste-collection services. Improved access to waste…

Ailin Tomio, Maurice Andres Rawlins, Kaysone Vongthavilay, Daniel Alejandro Pinzón Hernández , Renos Vakis |

Policies that can keep individuals employed for a longer time are especially important as societies age and governments would like to encourage older workers and workers in less good health to…

Judit Krekó, Daniel Prinz, Andrea Weber |

Are you paying taxes on sugary drinks? Half of the world's population does and here is why it makes sense

Kate Mandeville, Libby Hattersley, Meera Shekar |

Nationally representative longitudinal surveys – if done well – can positively impact development policies.

Akuffo Amankwah, Darcey Johnson, Josephine Ofori Adofo, Maryam Gul, Rob Swinkels, Amparo Palacios-Lopez |

To capture the immediate and ongoing effects of the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano, the World Bank carried out phone surveys in partnership with the Governments of…

Shohei Nakamura, Utz Pape |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group that were published in the World Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper Series. This entry…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

A World Bank study confirms the unequal impacts of COVID-19 in terms of the labor market, household income, food security and school attendance, with the most vulnerable households and those with…

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla |

Countries across Europe and Central Asia should not forget about the long-lasting impacts that COVID-19 and new crises are having on human capital, and must learn the lessons from the pandemic to…

Anna Bjerde |

In Latin America and the Caribbean, one woman dies every hour due to pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium complications.

Bremen de Mucio, Amparo Gordillo-Tobar |

Strengthening Community Clinics to improve nutrition outcomes in Bangladesh

Wameq Azfar Raza, Deepika Chaudhery, Deepali Hariprasad |