Photo: Simply CVR/Flickr As part of the World Bank’s continued commitment to road safety, all Bank-financed road projects must now include specific measures to enhance safety standards and protect…

Pratap Tvgssshrk |

Photo: Frederick Noronha/Flickr Working to finance major infrastructure projects, World Bank teams have seen time and again that the sustainability of investments depends ultimately on the…

Pratap Tvgssshrk |

Photo: Daniel Incandela/Flickr The numbers are in: India now ranks 44th in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, a relatively high score compared to other countries…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Saroj Ayush |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @canaless   Recently, as part of a broader cost cutting initiative, World Bank management decided to do away with a long standing policy of…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Diego Canales |

Mumbai and São Paulo are two mega metropolitan regions (MMR and SPMR) in the BRICs with about 20 million inhabitants each. They are the economic engines of their respective countries and act as a…

Jorge Rebelo |

It is true for a country like India that thousands of deaths every year is just a statistic, but a single death can move the entire nation to take a serious look into an issue. Merely eight days…

Arnab Bandyopadhyay, Dipan Bose |

When planning transport systems in developing countries, one of the main challenges is to evaluate the proportion of income spent by poorer households on transport as well as in understanding…

Julie Babinard |