World Bank


Global economic prospects: slow growth, policy challenges

Global growth is projected to reach 2.5 percent in 2020, slightly faster than the post-crisis low registered last year. This World Bank flagship report argues that urgent action is needed to implement measures to rebuild the macroeconomic policy space and to undertake reforms to rekindle...

Doing business 2020: comparing business regulations in 190 economies

Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. It provides quantitative indicators covering 12 areas of the business environment in 190 economies.

Exploring universal basic income

Universal basic income (UBI) is emerging as one of the most hotly debated issues in development and social protection policy. But what are the features of UBI? What is it meant to achieve? This publication provides a framework to elucidate issues and trade-offs in UBI...

Health, safety and dignity of sanitation workers: an initial assessment

Sanitation workers provide an invaluable public service, vital to our daily lives and the environment. This report analyses the problems sanitation workers face – focusing on those emptying pits and tanks and maintaining sewers – and explore good practices around the world.

Rethinking power sector reform in the developing world

This book provides an evaluation of developing country power sector reform, sifting the evidence of whether reforms have contributed to improved sector outcomes.