In a partnership with the World Banks' DIME, a USAID-funded workstream in collaboration with the World Food Programme’s Office of Evaluation assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of cash…

Iva Trako, Dahyeon Jeong |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces five papers published in the first half of September 2022 on various topics,…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

The scarcity of raw materials drives inflation. One solution is to resort with more conviction to the circular economy. There is a need for recycling plants and developing the “industrial…

Biagio Bossone, Maria Elena Camarda, Vincenzo D’alberti D’alberti, Maria Grazia Guttadauria, Daniela Pagliaro, Maddalena Vietti Niclot |

There is a link between the ecological transition and inflation. The acceleration of the former makes prices grow, especially when a war breaks out involving producers of important raw materials.…

Biagio Bossone, Maria Elena Camarda, Vincenzo D’alberti D’alberti, Maria Grazia Guttadauria, Daniela Pagliaro, Maddalena Vietti Niclot |

Kazakhstan can set the foundations for green finance that would serve its carbon emission goals—helping to ensure a more sustainable and inclusive future for all Kazakhstanis.

Ismael Ahmad Fontan, Martin Melecky |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces five papers published in August 2022 on various topics, including COVID-19…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

The region’s biggest risk at present is not another “lost decade” fueled by financial crises, but rather a decade of missed opportunities.

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Marcello Estevão |

A new WIDER and World Bank working paper draws on findings from both tax administrative and survey data providing insights on how formal firms in Zambia recovered from COVID-19 after the…

Aliisa Koivisto, Christopher Hoy, Laban Simbeye, Muhammad Malik, Mashekwa Maboshe |

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 |

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 |