As we celebrated International Youth Day on August 12 , we reflect on the progress made in ensuring that the youth of Vietnam are on a pathway to greater upwards economic mobility.

Judy Yang, Anh Thi Bao Tran |

These charts look at the evolution of commodity markets, the challenges they pose for emerging markets, and policy tools available to respond to these challenges.

Peter Nagle, John Baffes |

A new World Bank Working Paper investigates the impact of lockdowns on the international trade of the Philippines, one of East Asia’s top traders, and one of the countries in the region most…

Guillermo Arenas, Socrates Majune, Angella Faith Montfaucon |

The partnership with Tripadvisor enables the Ministry of Tourism to gain insights into trends and gaps in tourism service quality, and the impact of training on quality, as Indonesia tries to…

Salman Alibhai, Jessie F. McComb |

The World Bank Group’s earlier resilience projects and recent support to Tonga’s emergency response and recovery efforts – including a development policy loan of over US$18M – have been vital in…

Alina Monica Antoci |

In more than 80 percent of these countries, government debt is now higher than before the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Many of these economies need to urgently improve fiscal positions within…

M. Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Naotaka Sugawara |

As we keep hearing the term “inflation” in the news every day, it’s worth revisiting what that really means for MENA countries. Here are four policies that tackle high inflation and low growth…

Nadir Mohammed, Kevin Carey, Johannes Hoogeveen, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Access to safe and efficient transportation services is a challenge for many workers worldwide. For minimum wage or informal workers, commuting between home and work can easily turn into a…

Clotilde V. Minster, Nabil Samir, Jean-François Arvis |

In Lebanon, 60% of women still cite “childcare responsibilities” as the main reason why they do not join the workforce. Despite a high educational attainment, with 64% of women having completed at…

Lama Abou Char, Angela Elzir, Ahmad Jaber |

A government’s economic performance, as evidenced for example, by how well it manages fiscal budgets, or how much integrity the public sector exhibits, as evidenced by measures of corruption, are…

Roumeen Islam, Claudio Rojas |