For farmers, soil health is just one of many considerations when it comes to decisions about their livelihoods and investments on the farm. Also, sometimes, in achieving present yield from the…

Sun Hwa Song, Leslie Ricketts, Siddhesh Kaushik |

Women, Business and the Law 2021 shows that when it comes to laws affecting economic participation, on average, women have just three quarters the rights of men. While the gap to be bridged is…

Marie Caitriona Hyland |

As development researchers have increasingly turned to non-survey data sources, a trend accelerated by COVID-19, it’s time to ask: can we translate the data quality gains from real-time survey…

Luiza Andrade, Maria Jones, Sveta Milusheva, Leonardo Viotti |

In 2013, the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) profoundly changed international labor statistics standards: One important change (among many) is that going forward, only…

Isis Gaddis, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Janneke Pieters |

Food security has been a significant concern for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), even before the onslaught of challenges brought about by COVID-19. As the pandemic started spreading to the region, one…

Sydney Gourlay, Akuffo Amankwah, Alberto Zezza |

The COVID-19 crisis is projected to push an additional 10 million people into poverty in Nigeria by 2022; combined with population growth, this could leave more than 100 million Nigerians living…

Joshua Blumenstock, Jonathan Lain, Isabella Smythe, Tara Vishwanath |

Two thousand years ago, the story goes, an itinerant carpenter-prophet in Palestine met a woman who had suffered with a bleeding condition for twelve years. She had gone to see this man because…

Mark G Shrime |

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a major challenge for household survey programs, as the health risks posed by the virus and associated restrictions disrupted traditional face-to-face survey…

Haoyi Chen, Ilaria Lanzoni, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Akiko Sagesaka |

Cyclone Eloise just hit Mozambique’s Sofala coastal province at the end of last month, displacing thousands of people and ruining crops. The authorities are still gauging the full extent of the…

Sun Hwa Song, Siddhesh Kaushik, Leslie Ricketts |

​​​​​​​Version 1.0.4 of the wbgapi python package is now available. This package has been in the Python Package Index for almost a year, and the latest version adds several new features to make…

Tim Herzog |