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 |

A chapter on “Open and Inclusive Government” in the World Bank’s recently published report on corruption pulls together existing research and country experiences to sketch out the connections…

Emily Kallaur, Stephen Davenport |

Data from the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey revealed that an estimated 7% of household members above the age of five (as well as 9%t of those 60 or older) experience some level of…

Rosa Maria Martinez, Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Gender-Based Violence or violence against women and girls, is a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. In the Middle East and North Africa region this silent cancer often…

Ayat Soliman, Mirjam Kalle |

In a post-COVID world, transport could become even more important to the social and economic inclusion of people across Latin America—especially women.

Maria Jose Gonzalez Rivas |

By better understanding the evolution of the relationship between host and refugee communities in Ethiopia, the World Bank hopes that it can support hosting governments in enabling these groups to…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar, Andrea Woodhouse |

The World Bank Group has mounted a swift and broad response to the COVID-19 crisis, with its support now reaching over 100 developing countries

Kaori Oshima, Mamadou Bah |

Many African countries acted swiftly and early to contain the spread. But lockdowns and border closures have, caused immense hardships particularly for those that depend on informal employment,…

Rebekka Grun, Amina Semlali, Frieda Vandeninden |