During the last 3 decades, we have witnessed large and growing markets for solar and wind power, electric vehicles and many other low-carbon solutions. What policies have been key to these…

Stéphane Hallegatte, Thomas Kerr |

Developing countries are most vulnerable to the trade-distorting effects of subsidies. They rely on trade to drive economic growth, reduce poverty, diversify their economies, and respond to…

Jose Signoret |

The question of what countries trade, and why is a complex and pressing one. This blog characterizes the specific activities involved in exports, providing an understanding that goes beyond…

Hagen Kruse, Marcel Timmer, Xianjia Ye, Gaaitzen de Vries, Deborah Winkler |

Since China entered the World Trade Organization on December 11, 2001, it has become the most important trading partner for many countries in the world.

Israel Osorio Rodarte |

Chinese cities host most than 900 million people. How can Chinese cities play a central role in the fight against climate change?

Xiao Wu, Uri Raich, Yuan Xiao |

This blog highlights two studies from past World Bank's Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)-supported research that demonstrate the importance of a data-driven and evidence-based approach to…

Kerina Wang, Lauren Nicole Core, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |

Fertilizer prices have eased from their early 2022 peaks but they remain at historically elevated levels. The price easing partly reflects weak demand as farmers cut back fertilizer field…

John Baffes, Wee Chian Koh |

The World Bank updated its global poverty lines last month and the number of poor is now significantly different in certain countries and regions. For the EAP region, this changes our view of the…

Rinku Murgai, Hassan Zaman |

With lessons learned over its two years of operation, the Gap Fund climate initiative aims to expand its technical assistance to as many as 40 new cities in the upcoming year

Augustin Maria, Giulia Macagno |