Indonesia will need to continue to develop its financial system if it is to break the middle-income ceiling.

Francesco Strobbe, Owen Nie, Habib Rab |

To capture the immediate and ongoing effects of the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano, the World Bank carried out phone surveys in partnership with the Governments of…

Shohei Nakamura, Utz Pape |

The world needs a shift in how it understands, values, and manages water. A recent report highlights the needs and opportunities for a new generation of values-based water policies in China.

Marcus J. Wishart, David Kaczan, Xiawei Liao |

While the Philippines has established these comprehensive laws and action plans to address plastic pollution, more effective implementation and stakeholder involvement are necessary to achieve…

Mona Sur, Junu Shrestha, Agnes Balota |

Focusing on Kiribati, Tonga and Vanuatu, in late 2020 the World Bank conducted roughly 450 interviews with temporary migrant workers, their families and communities, and their employers. We…

Kirstie Petrou, Dung Doan |

Enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic labor force is critical for maintaining the FSM’s productivity and inclusive growth.

Sandor Karacsony, Saurav Dev Bhatta |

Supporting investments in the childcare and early development can deliver long-term human capital gains for Indonesia's future generations of workers.

Anna O'Donnell |

Learn from Indonesia and Sri Lanka on how health systems are fuelled by their financing arrangements and getting them right is crucial for ensuring people remain at their heart.

Christoph Kurowski, Kara Hanson, Somil Nagpal |

The World Bank and Malaysia’s Central Bank, Bank Negara Malaysia collaborated to produce in 2022 An Exploration of Nature-Related Financial Risks, an analysis that was the first of its kind in…

Rekha Reddy, Nepomuk Dunz, Henk Jan Reinders |

Pandemics are preventable, if policymakers are willing to plan and finance an approach that recognizes that that human health is inseparable from the health of the environment and animals, both…

Benoît Bosquet, Daniel Dulitzky, Martien van Nieuwkoop |