The new report "Evolving Geography of Productivity and Employment" uses a territorial perspective to analyze the problem of low growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in a different…

Elena Ianchovichina |

Behavioral sciences can help increase women's participation in natural resource management. Read about this case in Mexico.

Katharina Siegmann, Gonzalo Pons, Zeina Afif, Graciela Reyes Retana |

In early 2020, Cameroon had a well-established safety net. The Social Safety Net Project had reached almost 10% of the poor (140,000 households) with either cash transfers or, mainly for youth,…

Ioana Botea, Omar Ndiaye |

Following the regional trend, migration flows from the North of Central America -El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua-, have also intensified in the past ten years. Around 3.8 million…

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, Stephanie González Rubio |

In Mali, the Jigisemejiri Emergency Social Safety Net Program is protecting the poorest and most vulnerable rural households from the impact of economic shocks and other crises. Since the program’…

Anne Hilger, Sarah Patella, Tounwende Alain Sawadogo, Kalilou Sylla |

Access to finance is a major, long-standing obstacle faced by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria. In 2014, only 6.7% of enterprises reported having a loan or active line of…

Sophie Dong, Andrej Popovic, Michael Wong, Michael Fuchs |

Moussa bought his first SIM card in 2011 to keep in touch with his family Kati, a rural community in Mali. He had moved to Timbuktu, and the mobile phone was his only connection to home. Almost a…

Maimouna Gueye |

The World Bank supports cybersecurity skills development initiatives in developing countries to help close the cybersecurity skills gap and enhance cyber resilience as a catalyst for socio-…

Ghislain de Salins, Anat Lewin |

More than 760,000 Venezuelan migrant women live in Peru. Community kitchens have become a space for integration with Peruvian culture.

Greta Granados de Orbegoso, Paula Sierra Velez, Alonso Mesía Macher |