The acceleration of digitization has created new opportunities for scale, innovation, and spillovers. This is spurring the “industrialization” of services and increasingly driving economic growth…

Gaurav Nayyar, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Elwyn Davies |

The World Bank's Equality of Opportunity for Sexual and Gender Minorities (EQOSOGI) report helps fill an important gap in data by assessing the laws and regulations that impact LGBTI people.…

Clifton Cortez, Christian De la Medina Soto, John Arzinos |

Paid family leave has been a main area of reform in the past few years. However, this year's Women, Business and the Law report revealed that, with an average score of 55.6 out of 100,…

Pedro Magariño, Liang Shen |

While some countries managed to limit learning losses during the pandemic, recent research shows that school closures frequently have a large, persistent, and unequal effect on learning. This…

Harry A. Patrinos, Emiliana Vegas, Rohan Carter-Rau |

In 2012, the World Bank launched its Program-for-Results (PforR) financing instrument in response to governments across the world demanding programs that could help deliver sustainable results and…

Enagnon Ernest Eric Adda, Fatou Mbacke Dieng, Nicolas Ahouissoussi |

Addressing social inclusion and equity issues for the vulnerable is central to two of the World Bank’s overarching goals — ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Monyrath Nuth |

Machine learning
Heterogeneous treatment effects
Causal Forests

Berk Özler |

The Poverty and Inequality Platform (PIP) is a new interactive platform recently launched by the World Bank to provide access to its poverty and inequality estimates.

Martha Viveros, R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Minh Cong Nguyen |

Niger is considered the second most vulnerable country in the world to increasing risk from climate change, such as floods, droughts, and extreme heat events. Read this new blog by the World Bank…

Claudia Soto Orozco, Cécile Arnaud Lorillou |