About three-quarters of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean uses the Internet. The World Bank studies 24 countries in the region and provides three main findings on household digital…

Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Niccolò Comini, Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces four papers published from November 1 to November 15 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Whenever the share of industry in the economy starts waning, industrial expansion often becomes a component of the growth policies. This blog analyzes if and how targeting labor market barriers…

Rishabh Sinha |

Providing internet access with reliability, affordability, and speed is essential to bringing more equitable impacts to vulnerable communities.

Niccolò Comini, Nicola Perra, Nicolò Gozzi |

What leads thousands of people to travel almost 4,000 kilometers to risk their lives in uncertain conditions? Are there alternatives? What initiatives can help make this migration successful and…

Ana I. Aguilera, Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, Aylin Isik Dikmelik |

the World Bank has analyzed El Salvador’s telecommunication network to understand to what extent the national health care system could leverage the existing digital infrastructure and develop e-…

Niccolò Comini, Mykhailo Koltsov |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

Investing in human capital in El Salvador: the knowledge currency of the digital economy

Alberto Munoz-Najar, Cristóbal Cobo, Inaki Sanchez Ciarrusta |

This blog examines the effectiveness of collecting data on sensitive topics and in hard-to-reach settings through two remote survey methods.

Sofia Amaral, Lelys Dinarte-Diaz, Patricio Dominguez, Steffanny Romero |

Las empresas privadas son la columna vertebral de la mayoría de las economías en desarrollo. Proporcionan 9 de cada 10 empleos, generan ingresos fiscales para financiar proyectos de…

Martin Spicer |