How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

Editorial credit: alionabirukova / Shutterstock.com Last week, the world came to attention when the famous Hulene dumpsite in Maputo, Mozambique collapsed under heavy rains, killing at least 16…

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao |

[[tweetable]]How fast is your city growing? The answer may depend on where you live.[[/tweetable]] There are the booming megacities such as Tokyo, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Then there are cities that…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Paula Restrepo Cadavid |

Globally 2.9 million people died from household air pollution in 2015, caused by cooking over foul, smoky fires from solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and agricultural crop…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana, Bjorn Klavdy Larsen |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English صورة من فيديو لمنجم في الجنوب الأفريقي، إعداد كيلفورد ديريك لم ينل مرض السل القدر الملائم من التقدير لزمن طويل، كما كان يجري التعامل معه بعد فوات الأوان…

Ronald Upenyu Mutasa |

Video still of a mine in southern Africa by Clifford Derrick

Ronald Upenyu Mutasa |

Also available in: 中文, Français Recent research shows that [[tweetable]]air quality affects the productivity of high-skilled workers. What does this mean for developing cities?[[/tweetable]] City…

Anna Gueorguieva, Sofia Zhukova |

 Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,…

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

J’étais avec la délégation de la Banque mondiale à la Conférence Habitat III à Quito la semaine dernière, réfléchissant à l’avenir des villes, je devais participer à un panel sur la sécurité…

Francisco Obreque |