Hand hygiene for all: beat the virus today and ensure better health beyond the pandemic

Soma Ghosh Moulik |

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has improved its human capital. Child and maternal mortality reduced, the rate of stunting for children under 5 dropped from 43 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in…

Mercy Tembon |

Afghanistan is facing a rapid increase in poverty and hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus. World Bank analysis suggests that Afghanistan's poverty rate may increase from 55 percent…

Hartwig Schafer |

So long-run returns comparable to those in developed markets can be achieved through a global, diversified emerging market strategy and when the aim is to have positive impact alongside financial…

Tristan Reed |

The pandemic has imposed new challenges in the region for poverty reduction. Ending extreme poverty and recovering from the crisis requires providing opportunities for all individuals, especially…

Robert Taliercio O'Brien |

Today's blog post shows how unequally sized clusters cause the standard power formula to overstate your power, and can cause hypothesis tests to have the incorrect size

Ryan Cooper, David McKenzie |

In the throes of the pandemic, the most dangerous idea doing the rounds is that we can simply bounce back to the same old reality, once a vaccine is found. We must not forget that “Business as…

Ian Goldin |

In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and building on accumulated experience with health crises in the past 20 years, the World Bank Group sprang into action in late February…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta, Betty Hanan |

It is now the 2020/21 school year, but it is taking much longer than usual for 22 million students in Egypt to go Back to School.

Amira Kazem |

In every part of the world, the poorest are suffering most, and the World Bank’s recently released Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report estimates that global extreme poverty will rise this year…

Mari Elka Pangestu |