Cities play a pivotal role in the fight against climate change from at least three key perspectives. First, cities are engines of socio-economic growth. Being home to more than half of today’s…

Grzegorz Aleksander Wolszczak, Dinara Muldabayeva, Ellen Hamilton |

Digital public infrastructure can enable essential society-wide functions and services such as identification, payments, and data exchange.

Vyjayanti T Desai, Jonathan Marskell, Georgina Marin, Minita Varghese |

On the International Day of Education, a study from Poland shows that 26 weeks of school closures led to learning loss equal to more than one academic year. 

Harry A. Patrinos, Tomasz Gajderowicz, Maciej Jakubowski |

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions depends on carbon-neutral energy production, and coal is the most emission-intensive energy source.

Luc Christiaensen, Céline Ferré, Tomasz Gajderowicz |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 4 papers published from December 1-15 on various topics, including the impact of…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Lack of data is one of the most pressing challenges to making progress on preventing and combating GBV through evidence-based policies in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, and Romania.

Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Valerie Morrica, Chifundo Chilera |

Learn more about the potential of the sovereign green, social and sustainability bond market to mobilize private capital.

Farah Imrana Hussain, Helena Dill, Banu Turhan Kayaalp |

The transition away from coal offers the prospect of repurposing post-mining land—fueling both economic opportunities and clean energy.

Wolfhart Pohl |

Find out how the World Bank is helping Poland improve air quality and energy efficiency by taking into consideration homeowners' attitudes when facing the need to invest in energy efficiently…

Jonathan Karver, Reena Badiani-Magnusson, James Carroll |