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This week's links include Lant Pritchett on what the Solow model leaves out, what to do when your RCT becomes upended, first issue of the JPE Micro, and more...

David McKenzie |

Indonesia will need to continue to develop its financial system if it is to break the middle-income ceiling.

Francesco Strobbe, Owen Nie, Habib Rab |

Last month, the World Bank issued a five-year outcome bond that aims to provide clean drinking water to around two million school children in Vietnam. A lack of clean drinking water causes an…

David Malpass |

Growing enough food for our rapidly increasing global population while mitigating climate change and its impact on landscapes and natural habitats are two urgent, often competing challenges many…

Ayat Soliman |

Nationally representative longitudinal surveys – if done well – can positively impact development policies.

Akuffo Amankwah, Darcey Johnson, Josephine Ofori Adofo, Maryam Gul, Rob Swinkels, Amparo Palacios-Lopez |

Germany’s ongoing digital transition offers significant potential to improve core public administration processes, public services, and civic engagement. The German government launched its Green…

Achim Blume, Michael Keith |

The International Comparison Program (ICP) produces purchasing power parities (PPPs) and comparable price level indexes for each of its 170-plus participating economies, as well as PPP-based…

Giovanni Tonutti |

To capture the immediate and ongoing effects of the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano, the World Bank carried out phone surveys in partnership with the Governments of…

Shohei Nakamura, Utz Pape |

At the 2022 Biodiversity COP 15, the government of Guinea committed to protecting its natural capital by preserving nearly 30% of its natural resources by 2030. By doing so, Guinea recognized the…

Idriss Deffry, Ellysar Baroudy |

Twenty-three percent of the world population, or 1.81 billion people, are directly exposed to substantial risks during a 1-in-100-year flood event.

Paolo Avner, Charlotte Liotta, Stéphane Hallegatte |