In Malawi, where stunting is as high as 37%, and 10% of the gross domestic product is lost annually due to malnutrition, girls are becoming part of the solution.

Blessings Botha |

Djibouti is extremely water scarce with conditions set to be exacerbated by population growth and climate change. Djibouti experiences a typical desert climate and averages only 150 mm of rainfall…

Mohamed Medouar |

With the help of technology and World Bank support, the Bangladesh government was able to immediately give out emergency cash transfers to 400,000 vulnerable farmers during the pandemic.

Elma Zahir, Wesley De Witt, Eun Joo Allison Yi, Christian Berger |

The GCC countries, coping with the dual shocks of the pandemic and low oil prices, are standing at the crossroad of economic and social transformation. The future of the region depends on how well…

Sameh El-Saharty, Aviva Chengcheng Liu |

Mobile government (mGov) offers developing countries several benefits for their citizens including financial inclusion, wider access to services and improved government social accountability.

Khuram Farooq, Peter Kustor |

Projections by the World Bank show that globally, the pandemic is likely to push between 110 million and 150 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, a third of these being in sub-Saharan…

Kibrom A. Abay, Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Kibrom Tafere |

The world must keep food exports flowing freely to ease shortages and mitigate price spikes.

David Malpass |

COVID-19 has put Indian children at even higher risk of extreme poverty and malnutrition. At the same time, the lockdowns have increased the time fathers spend at home. In this new reality, how…

Anurag Banerjee, Piya Bhalla, Sayan Kundu, Ellen Moscoe |