Photo: Sarah Farat/World Bank They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  While visiting the World Bank library the other day, I was struck by how many development publications featured…

Roger Gorham |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

  "I am happy with my new electricity connection—I pay less to the utility now than what I paid someone who sold me power before, " said a woman I met recently in Anono, a low-income…

Meike van Ginneken |

Follow the authors, Tatiana (@tatipq) and Diego (@canaless) on Twitter  The first step in any transit planning process involves understanding the current supply and demand of transit services. In…

Tatiana Peralta Quiros, Diego Canales |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @chyiyunhuang and @shomik_raj   A recent trip to Addis Ababa really brought the imperatives of transit-oriented development as a complement to mass transit…

Chyi-Yun Huang, Shomik Mehndiratta |

A cup of coffee in Caracas costs almost 200 times a liter of gasoline. Households in Turkey paid 74 times more than their Egyptian counterparts for bottled cooking gas in early 2013. The price…

Masami Kojima |

How relevant is ICT for transport? The emergence of low-cost open-source mapping tools; widespread cellular network coverage in developing countries; declining costs of mobile phone hardware; and…

Julie Babinard |

Among all the noise and commitments (or lack of) coming out of Rio, an announcement by the Government of Norway, in partnership with Ethiopia, Kenya and Liberia, is worth highlighting. As part of…

Oliver Knight |

and this is no joke.  Some time ago, I travelled to rural Nepal to supervise joint DFID/World Bank work in improving access to remote communities. To reach the first village, Dailekh, we took a…

Peter O'Neill |