This week, public health experts discuss the risks of obesity while fighting COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on essential health services for women and children.

Priyanka Ripley |

With COVID-19, many cities have rediscovered the benefits of cycling and walking. Can we sustain the enthusiasm for non-motorized transport beyond the pandemic?

Helena Goetsch, Tatiana Peralta Quiros |

As one of Afghanistan's major development partners, the World Bank remains committed to helping the country in the fight against COVID-19, and stand by the Afghan people, who remain resilient…

Henry G. Kerali |

According to the World Bank’s latest economic update titled “What will be the new normal for Vietnam: the economic impact of COVID-19,” Vietnam is nonetheless in a good position to escape the…

Jacques Morisset |

Our assessment of India’s air quality trends has found another underlying and positive trend: air quality has been improving across the country since 2018, and this has nothing to do with the…

Urvashi Narain, Rochelle Glenene O'Hagan, Varun Kshirsagar, Emmanuel Skoufias |

COVID-19 impacted almost all countries including India, which in July 2020 had the world’s third-highest number of cases. In the state of Odisha, with over 41 million people, the Odisha State…

Yamini Sarangi, Shanker Lal |

We’ve picked just one piece from each of the series we’ve been running this year – there are blogs, videos, interviews and podcasts of different durations.

Jasmin Buttar |

In the face of the pandemic, walking and cycling have enjoyed renewed popularity. Could this be the beginning of a long-term transition to sustainable transport?

Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

The World Bank Group has developed a set of ethics principles for private health providers as they face enormous financial pressures due to the pandemic.

Priyanka Ripley |

Last September world leaders made a historic political declaration at the United Nations General Assembly where they pledged to attain Universal Health Coverage for all citizens by 2030.

Muhammad Ali Pate, Elena Sterlin |