Everyone wants a quick recovery from the COVID-19 economic crisis. This crisis has hit the transition economies of emerging Europe and central Asia (henceforth ECA transition EMDEs) particularly…

Sudharshan Canagarajah, Martin Brownbridge |

The global economy is strengthening as it emerges from the deepest global recession since World War II. But its robust rebound in 2021 is expected to be markedly uneven.

Justin-Damien Guénette |

Fiscal discipline is again in the spotlight as countries debate how to best respond to the current COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the pandemic, many governments have relied on debt to support…

Javier Pérez Estrada, Bernardo Morais, José-Luis Peydró, Claudia Ruiz |

Policy Research Working Paper series publication roundup for the weeks of May 24 and 31

Policy Research Working Paper team |

Learning trajectories through primary school: Lessons from a low-income setting

Natalie Bau, Andres Yi Chang, Jishnu Das |

Childcare matters for the economic participation of men and women alike. Without it, parents of young children would not be able to join the labor force. However, as those who carry out the bulk…

Marina Elefante, Alena Sakhonchik |

Learning from previous research: how to protect and train the healthcare workforce for pandemic response and effective vaccination rollout

Kerina Wang, Emiko Naomasa, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

This entry introduces eight papers published during the weeks of May 10 and 17 on various topics, the impact of COVID-19 on migrants in the Gambia, the benefits of adopting contactless payments…

Policy Research Working Paper team |

Small area estimation and the foxy lady: A love story

Paul Corral, Kristen Himelein, Kevin McGee, Isabel Molina |