As we keep hearing the term “inflation” in the news every day, it’s worth revisiting what that really means for MENA countries. Here are four policies that tackle high inflation and low growth…

Nadir Mohammed, Kevin Carey, Johannes Hoogeveen, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

As Nigeria continues its critical work to lead 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 and manage its demographic transition, building the human capital of women and girls and expanding their…

Julia Vaillant |

A government’s economic performance, as evidenced for example, by how well it manages fiscal budgets, or how much integrity the public sector exhibits, as evidenced by measures of corruption, are…

Roumeen Islam, Claudio Rojas |

Households have skipped meals because they cannot afford them or because they lack the resources to buy them. This problem is of particular concern in the Andean, Caribbean, and Central American…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Hira Channa, Michael Morris |

What are we learning from the unprecedented social protection responses to Covid-19? This blog combines analysis of large datasets with a review of about 300 papers, evaluations, and practical…

Ugo Gentilini |

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 |

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 |

Detailed data on the spatial distribution of jobs is crucial, but such data are rarely available. This study develops a machine learning algorithm that relies on widely available public data to…

Paolo Avner, Jun Rentschler, Samira Barzin, Neave O'Clery |

Ukraine and Russia supply key goods to the world economy: food products such as wheat, corn, and seed oils, and energy products and fertilisers for agriculture. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Minh Cong Nguyen, Nadir Mohammed, Johannes Hoogeveen |

A generation of students across the globe will likely suffer lifelong losses to their earning potential because of the closure of schools and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kuwaiti…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Simon Bilo |