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The economic setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the largest increase in global extreme poverty in decades. Global poverty has now receded to levels closer to those prior to the pandemic…

Nishant Yonzan, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Christoph Lakner |

South Asia is making progress, but at a slower pace than in the pre-pandemic years and still has a long way to go, according to the World Bank's latest economic outlook.

Martin Raiser |

On September 20, 2023, Statistics Sierra Leone released a preliminary report on the Census of Business Establishments conducted late last year and early this year.

Arthur Giesberts |

The Women, Business and the Law team brought together civil society and nongovernmental organizations, representatives of the private sector, and law practitioners from São Tomé and Príncipe and…

Héloïse Groussard, Luiza Ferraz di Ricco, Natália Mazoni |

Harnessing technological change and expanding its high-skill service sector will be critical to continued economic growth in the Philippines – and perhaps will allow it to achieve its 2040…

Souleymane Coulibaly |

Latin America and the Caribbean faces immense challenges and opportunities in transforming its energy sector. Energy demand is forecasted to grow over 50% by 2050, and countries in the region need…

Claudia Vasquez, Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Roberto Estevez |

Learn why the need for countries to spend more on their development should not obfuscate another key requisite for success: countries can and need to spend better. 

Stéphane Hallegatte, Richard Damania |

Structural factors of FCV are systemic characteristics that underpin a country’s economic, political, institutional, security, and societal evolution.

Farah Abdessamad, Catherine Defontaine |

High levels of government debt in the Emerging Market and Developing Economies (EMDEs), as well as the increases in global interest rates over the past two years, currently heighten risks of debt…

Hayley Pallan |

In recent years, the World Bank has been exploring the use of artificial intelligence for disaster risk management, such as how to capture housing data with machine learning, and how to do it in a…

Isabelle Tingzon, Nuala Margaret Cowan, Pierre Chrzanowski |