In this blog, we highlight two projects that leveraged data-driven policymaking processes and simulations.

Kerina Wang, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

Nurses, doctors, and other health care staff around the world have been voting with their feet. Low job satisfaction has exacted a staggering toll on the profession, leading to resignations and…

Ruchika Bhatia, Kathryn Andrews, Jigyasa Sharma |

Accelerating progress in rural sanitation towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 – clean water and sanitation for all – is possible. India’s Swachh Bharat and Nepal's Sanitation and…

Ndeye Awa Diagne |

New Evidence from Telephone Surveys Provides Insights for Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Uptake in the Caribbean

Amy Margolies, Jacobus de Hoop, Phillis Kim, Anna Luisa Paffhausen, Laura Di Giorgio |

For many decades, pregnant young girls in Cameroon have not been allowed to stay in school. School administrators and other community members considered them poor examples for others, and often…

Emelyne Calimoutou |

What can Kenya do to make further strides on its quest toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and achieving upper-middle income country aspirations?

Laura Di Giorgio, Katelyn Jison Yoo, Thomas Maina |

Nigeria’s ambitious poverty-reduction targets hinge on developing human capital. Many of the drivers of poverty are considered in detail in a new report, “A Better Future for All Nigerians:…

Jonathan Lain, Tara Vishwanath |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group that were published in the World Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper Series. It introduces five…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) moves towards full autonomy in 2025 it needs to continue prioritizing health sector reform.

Maria Vida Gomez, Sutayut Osornprasop |