Please join us on March 3, 2021 for a discussion on how strengthening the skills of procurement staff can play an important role in fighting corruption and building trust in government. Event…

Nicholas Nam |

Youth empowerment program reduces violence against girls in Bolivia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diego Ubfal, Kathleen Beegle |

Most governments and development partners are working on identifying, protecting, and supporting learning of the most vulnerable members of the COVID-19 generation.

Silvia Montoya, Joao Pedro Azevedo |

In 2013, the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) profoundly changed international labor statistics standards: One important change (among many) is that going forward, only…

Isis Gaddis, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Janneke Pieters |

Sahel countries face acute challenges but are also at the forefront of program innovations with productive inclusion measures to boost the resilience of the extreme poor.

Thomas Bossuroy, Patrick Premand |

Learn how the government of Seychelles and the World Bank are exploring the potential of “blue barriers”.

Brenden Jongman, Gonzalo Gutiérrez Goizueta, Boris van Zanten, Borja González Reguero |

The world's poorest countries will need access to scaled up amounts of sustainable financing and a redoubling of efforts to address debt vulnerabilities.

Punam Chuhan-Pole |

Food security has been a significant concern for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), even before the onslaught of challenges brought about by COVID-19. As the pandemic started spreading to the region, one…

Sydney Gourlay, Akuffo Amankwah, Alberto Zezza |

How does a policy maker make the decision to pave a road? To address the conundrum of whether to pave or not to pave a road, this blog explores a new approach that considers critical influencing…

Stephen Muzira, Wenxin Qiao |

We can rise to the challenge of a green, resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID, but only if critical changes are made.

Axel van Trotsenburg |