This year, the World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 40 percent of the population – or 2.8 million people - in the English-speaking Caribbean struggle to access adequate food and remain food…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Across Eastern and Southern Africa, over 66 million people are projected to experience food stress or a food crisis, emergency, or famine by the end of this month. Conflict, climate change, and…

Victoria Kwakwa |

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 |

The Pink Sheet is a monthly report that monitors commodity price movements.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The World Bank’s Beverage Price Index rose by more than 8% in the first half of 2022 compared to the previous six-month period, reflecting mostly strength in Arabica coffee prices. The index is…

John Baffes, Kaltrina Temaj |

The increasing food deficit and demand from neighboring countries, such as Nigeria, Niger, and Burkina Faso, have put enormous pressures on the local and regional food markets. The West Africa…

Nazaire Idrissou Houssou, Erick Abiassi, Chakib Jenane |

Expanding broadband infrastructure and improving data governance will help Cameroon take full advantage of the ongoing digital development revolution.

Tata Dinyuy Bolivian |

The World Bank’s fertilizer price index rose nearly 15 percent from earlier this year – prices have more than tripled compared to two years ago.

Juergen Voegele |

Households have skipped meals because they cannot afford them or because they lack the resources to buy them. This problem is of particular concern in the Andean, Caribbean, and Central American…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Hira Channa, Michael Morris |