As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |

COVID-19 has hit hard lives and economies across South Asia. The World Bank is responding rapidly, helping governments buy vital protective equipment and medical supplies, provide learning to…

Hartwig Schafer |

this post discusses a review of the evidence on women's group interventions in developing countries

Markus Goldstein |

Bangladesh's Siddhirganj power plant helps build a better school.

Sabah Moyeen, Iqbal Ahmed |

Restrictions to local and international mobility following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are causing disruptions all along the food chain in Guatemala.

Camila De Ferrari Piazza, Viviana Perego, Katie Kennedy Freeman |

I am always proud to hear of young Africans taking up initiatives to address development issues on our continent. I am especially thrilled when brilliant ideas and activities are emerging in my…

Erick Rabemananoro |

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 |

Beset by poverty or pressured by tradition, some parents in Burkina Faso do not think twice about marrying off their daughters when they are very young. In some instances also, the honor of the…

Samira Ouedraogo |

Many African countries are all too familiar with the social and economic upheaval posed by outbreaks of infectious diseases. Recent experiences with Ebola are fresh in peoples’ minds across West…

Deborah Wetzel |