In understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the Thai population, the World Bank, in conjunction with Gallup Poll, conducted a rapid phone survey from April 27 to June 15, 2021.

Tanida Arayavechkit |

This blog post provides evidence that debt literacy increases credit usage in rural India, where an unprecedented increase in the level of financial inclusion is underway.

Remya Tressa Jacob, Rudra Sensarma |

This paper reports on results of a field experiment in Argentina that tests to what extent the lack of information about the steps needed to graduate and the returns to education may prevent…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

After gaining momentum earlier in the year due to supply shortfalls, high input costs, and stronger-than-expected demand, most food commodity prices stabilized during the past two quarters…

John Baffes, Kaltrina Temaj |

In many developing countries, transport emissions are increasing at a much faster rate than GDP growth. A few developing countries have observed a reduction in transport emissions, but that…

Vivien Foster, Jennifer Uju Dim, Fan Zhang, Sebastian Vollmer |

In Africa, road engineering has traditionally prioritized vehicular speed and safety without considering community behaviors. This approach has given little consideration to pedestrians and other…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Ramon Munoz-Raskin |

A new report 'COVID-19 in Nigeria: Frontline Data and Pathways for Policy' uses high-frequency data to examine effects on human capital, livelihoods, and welfare.

Jonathan Lain, Tara Vishwanath |

Development projects can achieve better outcomes with fewer resources when donors work together at the country level. That is the conclusion of the Fiduciary Alignment Initiative, a joint Asian…

Suraiya Zannath, Svetlana V. Klimenko |

More than a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is recovering from a deep economic crisis that significantly shrank global GDP, disrupted global supply chains,…

Marcello Estevão, Miria Pigato |

New research suggests that e-commerce has increased the resilience of Indonesian small businesses in the age of COVID.

Maria Monica Wihardja |