This year, the World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 40 percent of the population – or 2.8 million people - in the English-speaking Caribbean struggle to access adequate food and remain food…

Lilia Burunciuc |

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. This entry…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

New working paper investigates if and how fit-for-purpose household surveys can help fill the existing data gaps and help better analyze the nexus of climate change and migration.

Marco Letta, Pierluigi Montalbano, Adriana Paolantonio, Calogero Carletto |

What leads thousands of people to travel almost 4,000 kilometers to risk their lives in uncertain conditions? Are there alternatives? What initiatives can help make this migration successful and…

Ana I. Aguilera, Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, Aylin Isik Dikmelik |

For the first time in human history, there are more people on our planet over the age of sixty-five than there are children under the age of five. Also for the first time, more people reside in…

Juergen Voegele |

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 |

When the COVID-19 lockdown measures began, international organizations predicted a massive decline in remittances to developing countries. However, when the first 2020 figures became public…

Lelys Dinarte-Diaz, David Jaume, Eduardo Medina-Cortina |

A new Women, Business and the Law (WBL) case study examines enablers of the trajectory towards equal rights in Kenya, which started in the early 1990s, with gender equality permanently becoming,…

Catherine N. Githae, Emilia Galiano, Fredrick Nyagah , Isabel Santagostino Recavarren |

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 |

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 |