Medical emergencies are often a race against time. When minutes can make the difference between life and death, access to resilient roads is critical to ambulances and other essential services.…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones |

Growing concerns over climate change and other environment and social issues are having a big impact on how today’s investors think about their investment strategies. According to a recent global…

Tim Herzog |

The Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) recently unveiled its Global Roadmap of Action, a groundbreaking new tool that will allow decision-makers to take concrete action toward safer…

Nancy Vandycke, Alejandra Gutierrez |

Urban transport tends to work better when a single agency is in charge of coordinating planning and services across modes, and across an entire metropolitan area. That's why the World Bank…

Thierry Desclos |

Major cities across Latin America are taking concrete action to promote cycling and become more bike-friendly. Given the urgent need to reduce emissions from urban transport, this could serve as a…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

More than 90% of the world’s population was exposed to unhealthy air in 2017. That same year, air pollution was the 5th highest mortality risk factor globally.

Florina Pirlea, Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

Public transport has a key part to play in moving people more sustainably and creating livable, inclusive cities. So why is it getting so little attention?

Gurpreet Singh Sehmi, Javier Morales Sarriera |

The World Bank’s new Terrestrial Biodiversity Database provides global coverage of locally relevant information that facilitates assessments of tradeoffs between development activities and…

Susmita Dasgupta, Brian Blankespoor, Tim Herzog, Aieshwarya Davis |

Greenhouse gas emission from transport have been quickly growing in Vietnam. At the same time, transport infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to climate risk. To address these challenges, the…

Jung Eun “Jen” Oh, Xavier Espinet |

The World Bank recently co-organized Sierra Leone's first-ever Resilient Urban Mobility Hackathon, where talented youth came together together to tackle transport challenges through the use…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet, Dunstan Matekenya |