How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

The REGIO fund is a different type of financial tool. Here’s why.

Alzbeta Klein, Paulo de Bolle |

A new book takes stock of what the decarbonization of the world economy means for fossil fuel–dependent countries.

Grzegorz Peszko, Amelia Midgley, Dimitri Zenghelis, John Ward |

Here are reflections from the World Bank on shaping a sustainable recovery.

Mari Elka Pangestu, Juergen Voegele, Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Alzbeta Klein, John Roome |

The global response to the COVID-19 outbreak mirrors the approach that IFC is using to tackle the climate crisis: that investors, businesses and financial institutions must lead the way to a new,…

Alzbeta Klein |

A renewable energy project in Vietnam is proving that World Bank support, when coupled with results-based climate finance, can help strengthen the confidence of private investors, mobilize…

Zhuo Cheng |

In the near future, policy leaders will have to choose whether to continue on the old path or to put their bets on sustainable investment, placing clean growth at the center of their recovery…

Miria Pigato |

At IFC, we look to bolster the global coffee supply chain by providing financing solutions and technical support to help coffee farmers improve their productivity, reduce post-harvest losses, and…

Alzbeta Klein |

During the COVID-19 crisis, climate shocks and extreme weather events will not stop. As countries begin the process of recovery, it is critical that we focus on building climate resilience,…

Arame Tall |

To better grasp the current state of innovation in climate change adaptation and future needs, we analyzed patent data recently made available. The picture arising from this research is not very…

Matthieu Glachant |