Around the world, over 70 million people are forcibly displaced due to conflict, disasters, and violence. Approximately 60% of them are thought to live in urban areas. The urban story of forced…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Soraya Goga, Ellen Hamilton |

Every year on May 17, we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and honor the tremendous progress that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex…

Maninder Gill, Trishna Rana |

In March 2019, the World Bank and several other development organizations launched “Stand For Her Land, ” a global advocacy campaign that aims to realize women’s equal access to land and…

Wael Zakout |

As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month…

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

[[tweetable]]Solid waste management is a universal issue that affects every single person in the world.[[/tweetable]] As you can see in our new report, What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba, Silpa Kaza |

Also available in: Español | Français  [[tweetable]]Basic infrastructure makes all the difference in the lives of people. Sometimes a road is all it takes…[[/tweetable]] [[tweetable]]Access to…

Sameh Wahba, Rafeef Abdel Razek |

As the world observes World Environment Day this week, we should be mindful that [[tweetable]]there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050 if nothing is done[[/tweetable]], according…

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, [[tweetable]]international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places[[/tweetable]] – it is estimated that…

Sameh Wahba, Judy Zheng Jia |

By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in cities. Each year, 72.8 million more people live in urban areas. That’s the equivalent of a new San Diego appearing every week.   But [[tweetable]]…

Marc Forni |

In most developing countries, cities are struggling with the demands of growing urbanization. A major challenge is the lack of sufficient, effectively managed financial resources. For instance,…

Sameh Wahba |