Challenge: Lockdown policies such as stay-at-home orders and non-essential business closures are central to fighting the novel coronavirus.
Challenge: The worst locust upsurge in at least 25 years is hitting parts of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Western Asia, and over 40 million people who are already food insecure find their food supply and livelihoods threatened.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so have measures to mitigate its spread.
As countries around the world work to contain the spread and impact of COVID-19, the World Bank Group is moving quickly to provide fast, flexible responses to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response and health care systems.
Background As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the World Bank is ramping up its response to help countries around the world.
Challenge: When planning connectivity deployments in emerging markets, it is important to have a clear picture of where existing power lines are placed.
Challenge: Poor transport facilities and infrastructure are a major hindrance to Bangladesh’s economic development.
Challenge: Despite significant progress in women’s educational attainment and higher female labor force participation rates in many countries, progress in closing the gender pay gap, which takes the ratio of median earnings of all women to all men, has been slow.
Should the private sector ever share data with the public sector, even if for public good?
Challenge: Kenya has one of the highest estimated crash fatality rates worldwide but is challenged to address the problem without adequate data.
As we develop the Data Partnership, we have a responsibility to the people impacted by our initiative – to local governments and partners, and to our own organizations – to think about how we are collecting, using, storing, and sharing information.
Challenge: The resiliency of a transport network is a critical component to the stability and prosperity of a city.