This brief sounds the alarm on the crisis of child food poverty – a state where young children are not fed the bare minimum number of food groups they need in early childhood. It presents data to illustrate how many children are experiencing food poverty, how many children are living in severe food poverty, what their diets look like, where they live – including in which households, communities and countries – and how these metrics have changed over time.
This report explores recent trends in global education financing and explains how growing debt burdens across low- and lower middle-income countries are restricting governments’ abilities to adequately invest in children’s education.
The 11th edition of the Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance is an overview of climate finance committed in 2021 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the World Bank Group (WBG). This year’s report also summarises information on climate finance tracking from the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), presented separately from the joint figures.
The GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report documents the mobile gender gap at regional and country levels, drawing attention to this important issue and providing key evidence to inform action. In this fifth edition of the series, we consider how women’s mobile access and use is changing in LMICs and how efforts to
reach women with mobile should be targeted. This work is particularly crucial in the ongoing pandemic and economic recovery, as it will help to ensure that gains in gender equality are not lost and that existing inequalities are not exacerbated.
This paper takes stock of the unfolding debt crisis across developing low- and middle-income countries and discusses how to break with the inertia in debt restructurings under the Common Framework for Debt Treatments (CF).
As income increases, people become more mobile and spend
more on carbon-intensive transport goods and services. This
paper estimates income elasticities of transport consumption using household survey data for 18 countries, which
are then used to simulate transport carbon footprint and
carbon inequality by 2035.
This study, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies,
is an attempt to fill the void. Inspired by existing
public health studies on the impact of other
diseases, it is one of the first systematic efforts to
estimate both the potential economic benefits
and aggregate social welfare gains of reducing
road traffic injuries in low- and middle income
countries. The methodology developed in this
report has been applied to an initial set of five
countries: China, India, Philippines, Tanzania,
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global. Every year 17 million people under the age of 70 die of NCDs, and 86% of them live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
This report examines trends in adolescent childbearing using techniques that focus on the most vulnerable girls, such as child mothers, girls with repeat adolescent childbearing, and births that occur in dangerously quick succession. In using these new measures, it uncovers the untold story of more than 50 years of adolescent childbearing in the world’s low- and middle-income countries.This report examines trends in adolescent childbearing using techniques that focus on the most vulnerable girls, such as child mothers, girls with repeat adolescent childbearing, and births that occur in dangerously quick succession. In using these new measures, it uncovers the untold story of more than 50 years of adolescent childbearing in the world’s low- and middle-income countries.
The learning crisis long predated COVID-19. New data presented in this report confirms that learning
poverty was very high even before the pandemic hit: in 2019, the average global learning poverty rate
in low- and middle-income countries was 57 percent.