The COVID-19 pandemic has affected labor markets everywhere. In some countries, like the US and Canada, unemployment skyrocketed to levels not seen in living memory.

Mauro Testaverde, Gordon Betcherman |

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 |

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 2016, the Government of Jordan, in partnership with the international community, has committed to tackling the challenge of improving the living conditions, prospects and resilience of both…

Meriem Ait Ali Slimane, Fiona Allen, Maha Kattaa, Patrick Daru |

For the estimated 60% of urban dwellers in Africa who live in low-income informal settlements, living conditions mean limited access to basic water and sanitation, overcrowded low quality housing…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Judy Baker, Dean Cira |

For Malaysia to revitalize its economy, now is the time to put in place stronger social protection systems for its most vulnerable groups, adopt bold reforms, and emerge stronger in the wake of…

Ndiamé Diop |

Latest Afghanistan Development Update surveys the economic impacts of the pandemic finds that Afghanistan’s economy is set to contract by at least 5.5 percent in 2020.

Tobias Haque |

How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

It is critical for governments to address the immediate needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities during COVID-19.

Michal Rutkowski |