Risks and hazards are particularly relevant in El Salvador, one of the most risk-exposed countries in the world. Extreme climatic events, such as earthquakes or floods, make the country especially…

Monica Robayo-Abril, Britta Rude, Hugo Ñopo |

Since 2018, the World Bank’s multidimensional poverty measure has gone beyond monetary deprivation to include other dimensions such as access to education, health, nutritional, and basic…

Olivier De Schutter, Luis Felipe López-Calva |

Development policies need to support the most vulnerable Central Africans, especially those who have been forcibly displaced by conflict. The outbreak of conflict in 2012 led to almost one million…

Harriet Kasidi Mugera, Gervais Chamberlin Yama, Jonathan Lain |

Unlock detailed insights into global forced displacement through rigorous microdata analysis. Explore the complexities of refugee and IDP challenges, revealing key data gaps and trends from the…

Takaaki Masaki |

The 2020s have been an era of shocks: COVID-19, inflation, climate change, and social unrest are merely the most prominent among them. In developing countries, cities have not been effective shock…

Somik Lall, Jon Kher Kaw, Ban Edilbi |

How are sectoral employment shifts helping to reduce poverty in Tanzania? New research from the World Bank responds to this question by analyzing data from the National Panel Survey (NPS), a…

Akuffo Amankwah, Richmond Atta-Ankomah, Rob Swinkels |

The World Bank-financed Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) Project has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh provide services that can enhance earning…

Nushin Subhan |

The World Bank’s societal poverty estimates can now be readily accessed from the Poverty and Inequality Platform (PIP).

Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah, R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Martha Viveros, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Christoph Lakner |

Pakistan’s economy is now facing one of its worst crises. Poor policy choices combined with a series of shocks—COVID-19, the 2022 catastrophic floods, and adverse global conditions—have caused …

Najy Benhassine, Martin Raiser |

Global growth is projected to slow for the third year in a row while developing economies are projected to grow just 3.9%, as the newly launched Global Economic Prospects report lays out.

Collette Wheeler, Vasiliki Papagianni |