In a surprising turn of events, a few weeks ago, Amazon canceled its plans to build a corporate campus in New York City after facing backlash from lawmakers, activists and union leaders voicing…

Hania Kronfol |

Starting a business is a risky endeavor and requires courage. It is also an opportunity. Whether this opportunity will materialize depends on how well the aspiring entrepreneur is prepared and how…

Andreja Marusic, Andrew Sherman |

The “Water Flows” blog series showcases examples of work funded by Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP),   a multi-donor trust fund. The GWSP gets knowledge flowing to and…

Yogita Upadya Mumssen, Gustavo Saltiel, Bill Kingdom |

Guangzhe Chen, Senior Director, the World Bank’s Water Global Practice,   speaks at the opening plenary of World Water Week 2017. Credit: Tim Wainwright It was inspiring to see so many committed…

Guangzhe CHEN |

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is often considered by economists and policymakers as integral to economic growth – a cornerstone of modernization, income growth and employment. Yet for many…

Amira Karim |

In recent years, Nepal has made the headlines for the wrong reasons. In April 2015, it was shaken by a huge earthquake that claimed thousands of lives and caused country-wide destruction.  In…

Taneem Ahad, Raihana Rabbany |

The president of the Somali Chamber of Commerce, Mohamoud Abdi Ali,  joins with the country's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Khadra Ahmed Dualle, at the IFC-sponsored Public-Private…

Klaus Tilmes |

Never in recent history has anti-minorities rhetoric — anti-immigrants, anti-religious-minorities, anti-LGBTI — been so pronounced in so many countries around the world. Those groups, we are told…

Elaine R.E. Panter |

Matt Damon urges ministers to move aggressively toward water and sanitation for all. Watch his full remarks: http://live.worldbank.org/…

Brittany Scalise |

Photo: Visual News Associates / The World Bank As we celebrate International Women’s Day, if there is one concept to keep in mind above all others, it’s that gender equity is vital 24-7-365, and…

Anabel Gonzalez |