Over the past 10 years Russia has made great progress in increasing the life expectancy of its people. Back in the mid-2000s, we documented the dramatic decrease in life expectancy in the post-…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sevil Salakhutdinova |

[[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 |

Rubens Donizeti Valeriano - Panamericano de MTB XCO 2014 - Barbacena - MG - Brasil. Photo: Daniela Luna Evidence-based rule-making for private sector development and service deliveryANNOUNCEMENT…

Jim Brumby |

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 |

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 |

Es el mes del Ramadán y los canales de TV árabes están engalanados con programas que incluyen desde populares telenovelas que se repiten hasta shows de cocina y de concursos, pero hay uno que está…

Bassam Sebti |

C’est le ramadan et, sur les chaînes de télévision arabes, l’heure est aux séries, feuilletons, émissions de cuisine et autres jeux grand public. Parmi cette offre foisonnante de programmes, il y…

Bassam Sebti |

В Рамадан арабские телеканалы пестрят разнообразными передачами ‑ повторами популярных телесериалов, кулинарными шоу и спортивными соревнованиями. Но об одной из передач стал говорить весь город.…

Bassam Sebti |