Uganda is Africa’s largest refugee hosting nation. The Uganda Refugee High Frequency Phone Surveys (URHFPS) tracked the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on a roughly monthly basis across three…

Aziz Atamanov, Theresa Beltramo, Peter Waita, Nobuo Yoshida |

The first national micro-story contest named “If your Eyes could see my Story”, organized by the World Bank Office in Bolivia, aimed to generate reflection and discussion about racial…

Ericka Nogales |

The Local Connectivity Emergency Project (LCEP), funded by a $4.9 million grant from the State and Peacebuilding Fund, allowed the reopening of a 333 kilometer (207 miles) stretch of road between…

Shruti Vijayakumar, Marc Navelet, Andrew Losos, Aguiratou Savadogo-Tinto |

According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

Policy Research Working Paper series publication roundup for the weeks of May 24 and 31

Policy Research Working Paper team |

Cloud solutions has the potential to allow the Palestinian Authority to cover communication gaps, especially in remote villages in the West Bank and Gaza, and increase collaboration and…

Jerome Bezzina, Astrid Herdis Jacobsen, Joseph El-Cassabgui |

Many communities across Africa still lack access to an all-weather road. A recent World Bank study shows drones can help fill the gap and deliver essential goods or services to isolated…

Aiga Stokenberga, María Catalina Ochoa |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

Improving women’s access to land and protecting their rights, can be a stabilizing factor for these situations, contributing to economic and social stability, food security, sustainable…

Rafeef Abdel Razek, Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, Linus Pott |