As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) moves towards full autonomy in 2025 it needs to continue prioritizing health sector reform.

Maria Vida Gomez, Sutayut Osornprasop |

While recent decades have seen a narrowing of gender gaps, more innovative approaches are needed to tackle persistent challenges. This World Bank policy note helps to motivate and guide policy…

Christopher Walsh, Ana Maria Rojas Méndez, Abigail Dalton |

While Chad, a net oil exporter since 2003, saw its GDP per capita double between 1995 and 2014, since then, it has lost about one-fourth of its GDP per capita. A sharp decline in oil prices,…

Fulbert Tchana Tchana, Claudia Noumedem Temgoua, Aboudrahyme Savadogo, Landry Kuate Fotue |

Innovation is key to improving the breeding and extraction of marine and inland species, as well as to enhancing the quality of life of fishing and aquaculture communities. Today, its potential to…

Mariana Escobar, David Ramos López, Michael Morris |

This World Bank paper investigates what stymies rights revolutions and how can they be fostered. We measure internal sanctions via increase in stress levels measured by blood concentrations of…

Sultan Mehmood, Shaheen Naseer, Daniel Li Chen |

Paid family leave has been a main area of reform in the past few years. However, this year's Women, Business and the Law report revealed that, with an average score of 55.6 out of 100,…

Pedro Magariño, Liang Shen |

Crop production losses are as significant from an aggregate economic perspective as they are a threat to the livelihoods of the poorest. A fine-grained and standardized way to measure this…

Yannick Markhof, Philip Randolph Wollburg, Giulia Ponzini |

Tharparkar often stands out for its appalling human development outcomes, with its alarmingly high number of child deaths, surging maternal mortality rates and fertility rates close to 5. So, what…

Shaza Khan |

There is no downplaying the blow that the war has dealt to food systems, already fragile from two years of COVID-19 disruptions, climate extremes, currency devaluations, and worsening fiscal…

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Bangladesh is fighting the dual burden of nutrition — stunting and obesity — when it comes to teenagers, and the World Bank is designing a nutrition intervention particularly targeted at this age…

Anurag Banerjee, Sayan Kundu, Tasmia Rahman |