Also available in Español  Download the complete infographic The 8th World Water Forum was held in Brazil a few days ago. What's ironic is that the more than nine thousand of us attending…

Diego Juan Rodriguez |

We are all too familiar with these figures: on average, only 50% of the population in Latin America is connected to sewerage and 30% of those households receive any treatment. These figures are…

Diego Juan Rodriguez |

© Andre Targa Cavassani/TNC Co-authors:Timm Kroeger  Senior Environmental Economist, The Nature ConservancyClaudio Klemz Water Policy Specialist, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both…

Daniel Shemie |

Standards are a critical element of the trade landscape. Standards are regulations set by either public or private bodies (including firms) to ensure that products are fit for consumption, that…

Karuna Ramakrishnan |

The World Bank at World Water Week 2015 As population and economic growth bump up against finite—and increasingly degraded—water resources, competition between agricultural, industrial, and…

Diego Juan Rodriguez, Martin Gambrill |

“Ask anyone you meet on the street whether political risk has risen in the last few years, and you’d likely get a convincing yes, ” a high official from Canada’s Export Development Center recently…

Laura Gómez-Mera, Gonzalo Varela |

When economists think about price shocks, they consider how a change in price will affect the supply and demand of a product. But when that product is human – i.e., a worker – interpreting the…

Elizabeth Ruppert Bulmer, Claire H. Hollweg |

Trade issues can seem quite complex. Sometimes it's nice to boil concepts down to simpler terms-- terms more familiar, more beloved by many of us. So, let's talk futbol. The latest…

Miles McKenna |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |