The transition away from coal offers the prospect of repurposing post-mining land—fueling both economic opportunities and clean energy.

Wolfhart Pohl |

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

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

A recent World Bank study analyzes national household surveys in 24 Sub-Saharan African countries in order to understand exactly how rich households in developing countries have to be to abandon…

Masami Kojima |

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 |

Precious metal prices have softened after reaching recent highs in March 2022. The weakness reflects rising interest rates and the strengthening of the U.S. dollar, which have outweighed inflation…

John Baffes, Wee Chian Koh |

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

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered significant disruptions to the supply of commodities such as energy and food. This blog argues that market adjustments alongside certain government…

John Baffes, Peter Nagle |

Gas flaring is the industry practice of burning any associated gas extracted as a by-product during oil production. While contributing to climate change, flaring also wastes gas that could help…

Jason Zhengrong Lu, Zubin Bamji |

This blog analyses the consequences of an energy shock on global growth. It puts the current rise in energy prices into historical context, presents model-based estimates of its growth impacts,…

Justin-Damien Guénette, Jeetendra Khadan |