Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is among the world’s greatest environmental challenges, despite declines from a 2004 peak in Brazil’s Legal Amazon, which includes nine states covering the…

Fiona Stewart, Bryan Gurhy, Marek Hanusch, Dieter Wang |

This World Bank report suggests that, in many countries, policy-makers ability to stabilize their public debt ratios through fiscal tightening may be restrained by budget rigidities that predated…

Marcello Estevão, Santiago Herrera Aguilera, Eduardo Olaberria |

As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) moves towards full autonomy in 2025 it needs to continue prioritizing health sector reform.

Maria Vida Gomez, Sutayut Osornprasop |

Time has not stood still since September 2019 when the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began rolling out free primary schooling. Since then, while the world has forever changed due to the…

Jean-Christophe Carret, Scherezad Latif |

Along with other countries worldwide, Burkina Faso has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020.

Harriet Kasidi Mugera, Jeffery Tanner, Marco Tiberti, Clarence Tsimpo Nkengne |

By 2050, cities will be home to an additional 2.5 billion people, with two out of every three people living in urban areas. The mounting impacts of climate change, combined with the COVID-19…

Bernice Van Bronkhorst |

Lessons learned from other countries show that successful fuel subsidy reform requires 3 Cs: credible commitment, consensus, and coordination – and underpinned by a 4th C – communications.

Apurva Sanghi, Jevgenijs Steinbuks |

The World Bank Group is joining forces with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and development partners to deliver an ambitious energy reform program which was showcased at the Bishkek…

Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee |

Safe Passage worked on improving safety of children commuting to schools through both physical and social actions and was completed during the school closures due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.

Shunelle Nevers |

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected poor urban communities and laid bare pre-existing inequalities – including a digital and social divide that has been further exacerbated by the…

Swati Sachdeva |