$18 billion, $390 billion and $4.2 trillion: these are three of the numbers at the heart of how we at the World Bank, can help countries build resilience to secure growth, development and poverty...

Juergen Voegele |

Thanks to the Niger Irrigation Program (NIP) farmers in Niger now have access to solar-powered drip irrigation technology, enabling them to produce more with less water and energy, improving their...

Caitriona Palmer |

West Africa’s coast is under stress from rampant development of coastal infrastructure, city expansions, population increase, and a blanket over use of natural resources. Development of Africa is...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Peter Kristensen |

Imagine you are a farmer. Now imagine not being able to prove that the land that has been in your family for generations actually belongs to you.

Markus Kukkonen, Linus Pott |

Bangladesh realized that its weak public procurement system and processes was a drag on resources for investment and decided on a long-term reform program to address it.

Zafrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman |

Across the world, the number of children with disabilities is growing. Increased awareness regarding learning, as well as invisible disabilities such as learning disabilities, are changing the...

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Ola Abu Alghaib, Ruchi Singh |

Over the last decade, an urban data revolution has taken shape, as cities all over the world started mobilizing geospatial data to address complex urban challenges.

Philip E. Karp, Gayatri Singh |

The Government of Kenya, with the help from the World Bank, is providing Kenyan youth with more agency and a platform to voice their thoughts and concerns about how budget is spent.

Claire Davanne |

Demand for climate action is rising and countries are asking for support to design and implement long term decarbonization strategies. What policies should they use to shift towards low carbon...

Stéphane Hallegatte, Julie Rozenberg |

You don’t care about the size of the drain on the side of roads? About the type of joints used in water pipes? Or the type of electric poles in front of your home? You’re not alone. Still, the...

Stéphane Hallegatte |