Like many countries around the world Lesotho has been negatively affected by the war in Ukraine. The situation has been worsened by hindered food imports due to the pandemic as well as weak…

Mantsebeng Suzan Maepe, Elita Banda |

Pastoralists rely primarily on livestock for their livelihoods. This makes them more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, and therefore they have the highest poverty rates in Somalia. When…

Sonia Plaza, Caroline Cerruti |

From a thematic standpoint, focusing on the nexus between climate, water, food, and energy makes a lot of sense, including in the African context. COP27 comes at a time when one in three people…

Nancy Vandycke, Josephine Njoki Irungu, Isabella Rolz Sandoval, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

A new report entitled, “Overweight and Obesity in Saudi Arabia,” and by the Saudi Health Council, in collaboration with the World Bank, provides a comprehensive assessment of overweight and…

Reem F. Alsukait, Christopher H. Herbst, Meera Shekar, Rekha Menon, Mohammed Alluhidan |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces five papers published in the first half of September 2022 on various topics,…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Towards green, resilient, and inclusive agriculture development in Nepal

Karishma Wasti |

From little things, big things grow: Papua New Guinea cocoa farmers defy the pandemic downturn

Ruth Moiam |

In April 20202, Action Against Hunger published a report presenting a set of measures designed to mitigate the impacts of the upcoming food crisis. The report started with a statement that is…

Stephanie Brunelin, Jonathan Lain |

When thinking of Angola, often the first thing that comes to people’s mind is the oil industry, with the country having overtaken Nigeria as Africa’s largest oil producer last month. However,…

Izabela Leao, Shobha Shetty |