Occupational choice is one of the most important economic decisions an individual can make and has been shown to be a key driver of the productivity and earnings gap between men and women.

Smita Das, Clara Delavallade, Ayodele Fashogbon, Wale Ogunleye, Sreelakshmi Papineni |

The first national micro-story contest named “If your Eyes could see my Story”, organized by the World Bank Office in Bolivia, aimed to generate reflection and discussion about racial…

Ericka Nogales |

Energy prices gained 9.4% in June, following increases in all components—oil (+8.1%), coal (+21.4%), and natural gas (+13%), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported. Non-energy prices eased 1.4%...…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Tonga has been concerned about the health implications of a lack of available and affordable fresh fish in local markets. This blog explores three ways to boost food security and foster healthy…

Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi, Sutayut Osornprasop, Sione Hufanga |

The World Bank’s recently launched Oceans for Prosperity report argues that the earlier mentioned challenges could be addressed with a sustainable ocean economy, or a blue economy.

Satu Kahkonen |

Fertilizer prices are projected to average more than one quarter higher in 2021 than last year, before easing in 2022. Risks to the forecast include the pace of capacity expansions, geopolitical…

John Baffes, Wee Chian Koh |

Energy prices surged 7.1% in May, following increases in all components—oil (+5.5%), coal (+16.1%), and natural gas for European delivery (+24.7%), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported. Non-energy…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |