In the throes of the pandemic, the most dangerous idea doing the rounds is that we can simply bounce back to the same old reality, once a vaccine is found. We must not forget that “Business as…

Ian Goldin |

In Uzbekistan, the agri-food sector, containing of agriculture, food and light industries, plays a vital role in the domestic economy. In 2019, it was the largest contributor to GDP (41%) and…

Sergiy Zorya, Aira Htenas |

The Middle East and North African countries cannot wait until the end of the pandemic to begin rebuilding the post-COVID region.

Ferid Belhaj, Nadir Mohammed |

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform youth employment programs. A new IFC report includes several examples of how AI can improve access, relevance, and efficiency of youth…

Sunamika Singh, Namita Datta, Davide Strusani |

The trauma of forced displacement resonates through several generations and leaves diverse and unexpected footprints across the lives of the refugees and their families.

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya |

This month’s reading list, curated with the Partnership for Economic Inclusion, takes stock of recent literature and country experiences looking at the global landscape of economic inclusion…

Colin Andrews, Kevwe Pela |

In our new report “Orange Economy: As a Driver of Jobs for Youth,” S4YE highlights the vital role that cultural and creative industries such as art, craftwork, fashion, music and video games, are…

Namita Datta, Maho Hatayama |

The mayors were united in their absolute determination to turn a crisis into an opportunity for a green and resilient transformation of their cities, whilst also creating jobs.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Despite this commendable progress, and notwithstanding the Afghan government’s commitment to improving human capital in recent years, Afghanistan still has long ways to go to realize its full…

Henry G. Kerali |