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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 |

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to visit the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The UNHCR has just documented a record 100 million…

Soukeyna Kane |

With nearly 10,000 inhabited islands, there are thousands of diverse island communities across Southeast Asia facing the challenge of beaches covered in plastic. Photo: Shutterstock/

Kate Philp |

For South Asia to reach its full economic potential, it must explore untapped opportunities.

Hans Timmer |

Rice production presents often overlooked opportunities for mitigating Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, while also attaining increased production, savings in water consumption, and health benefits…

Pieter Waalewijn, Ruyi Li, Svetlana Valieva, Mekbib Haile, Si Gou |