COVID-19 has prompted many cities to promote the use of cycling, which makes it easier for commuters to comply with social distancing rules. But bicycles have the potential to be much more than a…

Leszek J. Sibilski |

The borderlands in the Horn of Africa are synonymous with economic, social, and political marginalization, entrenched poverty, persistent con¬flict, forced displacement, and envi¬ronmental…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar |

Over the last decade, China has become one of the rising stars of global innovation. The Chinese government considers innovation to be one of the key drivers of its future growth and convergence…

Denis Medvedev, Marcin Piatkowski, Shahid Yusuf |

Investing in and protecting human capital is a key element of the first institution-wide strategy on fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) of the World Bank Group. Health is a critical element of…

Muhammad Ali Pate, Franck Bousquet |

Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

The region needs to accelerate the pace of economic growth, reduce inequality and improve governance

Humberto López |

While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.

Utz Pape, Ambika Sharma |

Migrants and refugees face the same limitations to basic infrastructure and other government services long endured by local communities.

Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, Paula Rossiasco |

It is undeniable that progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty over the last quarter century—from 36 percent of the world population in 1990 to an estimated 8.6 percent in 2018—and that…

Philippe H. Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |