Migration of any scale can yield benefits to the host countries by increasing the supply of labor (particularly in sectors where it is scarce), expanding the skills of the workforce, and providing…

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla |

Recent analytical work from the Sahel region suggests that, after controlling for socioeconomic status, children living in households cooking primarily with solid fuels are almost three times more…

Laurent Durix, Anne Hilger, Nakawala Lufumpa, Odyssia Ng, Sarah Patella |

While the focus on 21st century skills has been important, it should not overshadow the critical need for foundational skills such as numeracy and literacy. By prioritizing foundational skills, we…

Rafael de Hoyos |

Lately, Brazil advanced critical reforms such an overhaul of the tax system and assumed its global leadership role on the green agenda, which are great news. However, there are also concerning…

Marek Hanusch, Matteo Morgandi, Cornelius Fleischhaker, Gabriel Zaourak |

In early 2020, Cameroon had a well-established safety net. The Social Safety Net Project had reached almost 10% of the poor (140,000 households) with either cash transfers or, mainly for youth,…

Ioana Botea, Omar Ndiaye |

The World Bank-financed Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) Project has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh provide services that can enhance earning…

Nushin Subhan |

The financial protection gap against climate shocks and disasters is widening. Morocco was hit by an earthquake in September 2023, affecting more than 300,000 people in Marrakesh and surrounding…

Djibrilla Issa, Olivier Mahul |

Over the course of 2023, I reviewed, curated, and summarized 722 materials on social protection. While there have been plenty of insightful papers published, here are 25 suggested readings for the…

Ugo Gentilini |

In Mali, the Jigisemejiri Emergency Social Safety Net Program is protecting the poorest and most vulnerable rural households from the impact of economic shocks and other crises. Since the program’…

Anne Hilger, Sarah Patella, Tounwende Alain Sawadogo, Kalilou Sylla |

In Pakistan, disability can often mean invisibility. In times of crisis, this invisibility can become deadly. The Sindh Flood Emergency Housing Project (SFEHRP), which facilitated community…

Kamil Hamid, Kundan Noor Sheikh |