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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

Disaggregated data, or data broken down by age, sex, and income levels, can help governments better target development programs. A series of online seminars by Statistics Canada and the World Bank…

Urška Zrinski, Bernard Myers |