Gaza is one of the most fragile places in the world. Its 2 million people have lived under a blockade since 2007. Crammed within an area of only 365 square kilometers—about the size of…

Layali H. Abdeen, Julie Aurelie Carles |

RecondOil | Flickr Regional trade in electricity and other energy products can be a powerful force for market integration and sustainable development. In the Arab world, there are great potential…

Waleed Alsuraih, Victor Loksha |

While the World Bank’s resources for low-income countries have never been greater, they still pale in comparison with these countries’ needs. Governments always need to make hard choices between…

Arnaud Braud, Vincent Launay |

Tomas Castelazo | Wikimedia Commons The Colombian magazine Dinero, one of the most respected economic publications in Latin America, recently published a story about a World Bank study that placed…

George Castellanos |

While discussion about Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) is ramping up with governments and the international development community to seek innovative approaches to mobilize more private…

Fernanda Ruiz Nunez |

What do Bangladesh, Honduras, and Senegal have in common? They all have per capita Gross Net Income below $1, 165, allowing them to borrow from the World Bank’s International Development…

Deblina Saha |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com In many parts of the world, the sharing economy is ever-present for individuals, allowing them to use personal assets—for example, houses and cars—to their…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: only_kim / Shutterstock.com  There are many drivers of climate change, but few would disagree that energy infrastructure built according to “business-as-usual” standards is a major one.…

Michael Tran |

Photo: Pixabay Creative Commons Solar power is experiencing a surge in popularity across the globe. It prevents carbon emissions, helps diversify the power generation mix, reduces dependence on…

Susanne Foerster |

Also available in: Español | Français  Photo: Creativa Images | Shutterstock Critically constrained public resources on the one hand, and huge existing infrastructure needs for basic services on…

Deblina Saha, Abha Joshi-Ghani |