From Canada to Kenya, nearly every country struggles to provide housing for all its residents. It’s a goal that has become a moving target: Migration – both rural-to-urban and cross-border – is...

Luis Triveno, Olivia Caldwell |

Malaysia’s journey towards becoming a high-income nation will become more meaningful if all Malaysians are given the opportunity to share the benefits of prosperity. Photo: World Bank/Samuel Goh...

Kenneth Simler |

Located on the western tip of the Himalayas, Tajikistan has abundant fresh water resources in its rivers, lakes, and glaciers. Yet, access to improved drinking water, and to sanitation connected...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Emcet O. Tas |

Access to transportation is essential for improving the upward social mobility of low-income communities in Kuala Lumpur, especially residents of low-cost public housing units. (Photo: Samuel Goh/...

Wei San Loh, Kenneth Simler |

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Sameh Wahba, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

[[tweetable]]In just under two weeks, about 1, 000 people will gather in Washington D.C. for the 2018 Fragility Forum[[/tweetable]]. Policy makers from developed and developing countries,...

Franck Bousquet |

During the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the [[tweetable]]World Bank delegation met with Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations...

Sameh Wahba, Maimunah Mohd Sharif |

Photo: © World Bank Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Over a year ago, national and city leaders from around the world gathered at the Habitat III conference in Quito to endorse the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba |