Ce fut un soir de fête quand l’éclairage public s’est allumé dans la rue principale de Holl Holl, à Djibouti.

Johanna Damboeck, Varalakshmi Vemuru, Benjamin Burckhart |

When I was young, my father used to tell me that there are three basic necessities in life: roti, kapda aur makan (food, clothes and a house). Although the house was third on the list, home…

Amit Jain |

The conflict in Yemen is entering its fifth year. The humanitarian and economic costs are devastating, and the country’s ailing infrastructure is collapsing. Public electricity is almost…

Ghassan Khaled Ismail Al-Akwaa |

As part of the push for universal access to electricity, the World Bank is making a concerted effort to support the most cost-effective systems and technologies to provide electricity to those…

Christopher James Arderne, Chiara Odetta Rogate, Rhonda Lenai Jordan Antoine |

2018 continued to see major shifts in global energy markets and extractive industries, which were reflected in the work done by the World Bank in developing and middle-income countries. From…

Aarthi Sivaraman |

Frontier Markets (night shot)/Power for All Progress is being made in closing energy access gaps in Africa and Asia. A big reason is falling renewable energy costs, which have made home solar…

Rebekah Shirley |

[[tweetable]]About 30 years ago, I lived in a village in China's Xinjiang province where I remember having to collect firewood for cooking and heating as part of my chores[[/tweetable]]. In…

Yabei zhang |

A new book, “Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity” (Routledge), explores the complex economics and politics of fossil fuel subsidies, and distils key…

Jun Erik Rentschler |