Every year, some 150,000 people die on India's roads. To make transport safer and protect lives, the World Bank is helping the country enhance all dimensions of road safety, from policy and…

Ashok Kumar, Pratap Tvgssshrk, Sri Kumar Tadimalla |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person…

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Photo: Paul Hamilton/Flickr India’s roads claim 150, 000 lives a year, with more than 500, 000 seriously injured, and the figures have been steadily increasing for the last 25 years, according to…

Pratap Tvgssshrk, Shomik Mehndiratta |

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 |

Transport is not gender-neutral. This was the key message that came out of a high-level gender discussion co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Resources Institute during the recent…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Muneeza Mehmood Alam |

Photo credit: Hxdyl/Shutterstock Imagine landing in the wee hours of the morning into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India. As you leave the airport in a taxi, you…

Bernard Aritua, Woon Lyn Esther Chiew |

Every year, more than 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes worldwide, equivalent to nearly eight Boeing 747 plane crashes every day. As developing economies grow and private car ownership…

Jose Luis Irigoyen, Holger Dalkmann |

Follow the author on Twitter: @KGonzalezCar   Traffic fatalities are one of the world’s leading causes of preventable deaths. If the numbers stay at current growth rates, traffic fatalities will…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal |