Ukraine and Russia supply key goods to the world economy: food products such as wheat, corn, and seed oils, and energy products and fertilisers for agriculture. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Minh Cong Nguyen, Nadir Mohammed, Johannes Hoogeveen |

Creating new jobs is one of the biggest challenges facing low- and middle-income countries. This blog assesses the short-term impacts of two innovative interventions to enhance private sector…

Michael Grimm, Michael Weber, Sidiki Soubeiga |

A new analysis just published in Nature Communications estimates that 1.81 billion people face significant flood risk worldwide.

Jun Rentschler, Melda Salhab, Bramka Arga Jafino |

This World Bank report suggests that, in many countries, policy-makers ability to stabilize their public debt ratios through fiscal tightening may be restrained by budget rigidities that predated…

Marcello Estevão, Santiago Herrera Aguilera, Eduardo Olaberria |

A generation of students across the globe will likely suffer lifelong losses to their earning potential because of the closure of schools and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kuwaiti…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Simon Bilo |

“Digital Senegal for Inclusive Growth: Technological Transformation for Better and More Jobs” presents new data on enterprises and households adopting and using digital technologies. Senegal is…

Mark Dutz, Marcio Cruz, Carlos Rodríguez Castelán |

More than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, but most social assistance programs in developing countries have traditionally concentrated on the rural poor. Learn about how the…

Megha Mukim, Alex Chunet |

For over a decade, Women, Business and the Law has been examining laws affecting women's participation in the economy. The 2022 edition of the report contributes new pilot data on laws for…

Tea Trumbic, Diva Dhar, Alena Sakhonchik, Jungwon Kim |

In this week’s blog, we review PIP’s data API. API stands for Application Programming Interface, a very generic, and somewhat intimidating terminology. In practice though, a data API is just a way…

Tony Fujs, R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Martha Viveros |

In the first few months of lockdown, the Bank quickly created hotspot maps for 50+ cities using global datasets. However, informal settlements - where residents have shared access to basic…

Swati Sachdeva, Sheela Patel |