Using data from the Global Monitoring Database (GMD), the latest WBG projections suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis could push between 71 and 100 million people…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

There has been a broad-based slowdown in labor productivity growth since the 2007-09 global financial crisis that is likely to be compounded by the effects of the recession triggered by the COVID-…

Alistair Dieppe |

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 |

As countries around the world are in different stages of responding to the COVID-19 emergency, how should aid agencies and policy makers approach recovery while also addressing climate change?…

Louise Cord, Margaret Arnold |

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that being able to move patients, key workers, and essential supplies quickly can mean the difference between life and death. So, how can we ensure reliable…

Xavier Espinet, Sadig Aliyev, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Veasna Bun |

From responding to COVID-19 to promoting inclusive economic growth, transport is key to addressing global issues, but an important challenge of the sector is its considerable contribution to…

Makhtar Diop |

The response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can also build the foundation for a greener, safer, and more prosperous future.

Stéphane Hallegatte, Stephen Hammer |

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE was sworn in May 2018 with a commitment to transform the city of Freetown using an inclusive, data-driven approach to address challenges in the city.

Alejandra Gutierrez |

The Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) recently unveiled its Global Roadmap of Action, a groundbreaking new tool that will allow decision-makers to take concrete action toward safer…

Nancy Vandycke, Alejandra Gutierrez |