Editor's Note: The global water crisis is a crisis of too much, too polluted and too little. At the World Bank, our job is to find and implement solutions to tackle this crisis. In the “Water…

Naif Abu-Lohom, Dambudzo Muzenda, Yogita Upadya Mumssen |

Globally, over one billion people – 15% of the population – live with some form of disability,  according to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disabilities. Beyond their physical,…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Rodriguez Coteron, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

يخوض اليمن – وهو أفقر بلدان منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا حتى قبل نشوب الصراع - غمار سلسلة من حالات الطوارئ المتشابكة التي وصفتها الأمم المتحدة بأنها "أسوأ أزمة إنسانية في العالم."…

رجاء بن تاويت قطان |

​The poorest country in the Middle East and North Africa even prior to the conflict, Yemen has through violence and subsequent economic freefall landed at the epicenter of a series of interrelated…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

J’ai pris mes fonctions de responsable des opérations de la Banque mondiale pour le Yémen au mois de juillet dernier. Beaucoup de choses se sont passées depuis, et il n’y a pas un jour sans que je…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

When you think of Bolivia, which is the first city that comes to mind? La Paz? Santa Cruz or maybe Cochabamba? But what about Trinidad or Tarija? Or perhaps Cobija or Riberalta? These are…

Sophie Chanson |

Cuando piensas en Bolivia ¿cuál es la primera ciudad que te viene a la mente? ¿La Paz? ¿Santa Cruz? o, tal vez, ¿Cochabamba? Pero ¿qué hay de Trinidad, Tarija, Cobija o Riberalta? Estas son…

Sophie Chanson |

In many developing countries, governments and health authorities face the dilemma of how to feed their growing population while ensuring their food is nutritious. Credit: World Bank Together with…

Felipe F. Dizon, Anna Leigh Josephson |

“We had lost hope, ” said Muneera’s father. “As her health deteriorated and her body weakened, we worried that she could not last much longer.” Six months short of her fourth birthday, Muneera was…

Malak Shaher, Shawki Alabasi |