A new World Bank Working Paper investigates the impact of lockdowns on the international trade of the Philippines, one of East Asia’s top traders, and one of the countries in the region most…

Guillermo Arenas, Socrates Majune, Angella Faith Montfaucon |

The partnership with Tripadvisor enables the Ministry of Tourism to gain insights into trends and gaps in tourism service quality, and the impact of training on quality, as Indonesia tries to…

Salman Alibhai, Jessie F. McComb |

A World Bank report sought to understand the reach of online training for Indonesian teachers, including how the training was perceived by teachers, and whether it was effective.

Noviandri Nurlaili Khairina, Indah Shafira Zata Dini |

Indonesia’s green belt – Protecting and restoring the country’s mangroves

André Rodrigues de Aquino |

With extensive coastlines, many island nations, and low-lying territories, the East Asia and Pacific region is highly susceptible to climate-related disasters. The region has developing and…

Abidah B. Setyowati, Susan Shen |

ASEAN countries are using innovative methods to measure and monitor plastics leakage on land and into rivers and regional seas. Globally successful examples of market-based instruments and…

Axel van Trotsenburg, Lim Jock Hoi |

Detailed data on the spatial distribution of jobs is crucial, but such data are rarely available. This study develops a machine learning algorithm that relies on widely available public data to…

Paolo Avner, Jun Rentschler, Samira Barzin, Neave O'Clery |

Women’s decision-making is often used as an indicator of women’s bargaining power in the household. This paper uses a spousal survey of 421 farmer couples in the Philippines to measure the extent…

Sundas Liaqat, Aletheia Amalia Donald, Forest Jarvis, Elizaveta Perova, Hillary C. Johnson |

The alarming levels of learning loss from school closures during COVID are higher for poorer countries than for rich ones. The same pattern is true also at the country level—the wealthier do…

Noah Yarrow, Hayeon Kim, Tobias Pfutze |