Photo: UNFCCC It has been nearly three months since 195 nations reached a historic agreement at COP21 in Paris to combat climate change and set the world on a path to a low carbon and more…

John Roome |

Pope Francis became the first Pope to address the UN General Assembly and US Congress It has been a fascinating time to be in the United States and watch as the media and American public were…

Adam Russell Taylor |

By Michael Carter of the University of California-Davis and the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Sarah Janzen of Montana State University Recent climate-related natural disasters,…

Michael Carter |

Running from event to event to partnership dialogue here in the beautiful island of Upolu, Samoa, while listening to delegates to the 3rd annual Small Island Developing States Conference, two…

Valerie Hickey |

Risk & Resilience in Tacloban Along the Philippine coast, where Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was so powerful it swept ships onto the land late last year, poor families have started to rebuild…

Rachel Kyte |

Increasing food and oil prices are making life miserable for millions of people. According to our World Bank estimates, the food price hike since last July has already pushed another 44 million…

Otaviano Canuto |

Here in New York this week, world leaders have their plates full. Five years to go, and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is mixed. Accelerated action is needed urgently. So…

Andrew Steer |

Senator John Kerry’s recent speech to World Bank staff, which a colleague reported on earlier, was clear and powerful. He said that the development challenges of the 21st century cannot be…

Kseniya Lvovsky |

Photo ©Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank  Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered a noteworthy speech this afternoon at the World Bank in Washington DC.…

Kavita Watsa |

After more than a year of research, consultation, and writing, I’m happy to announce that we have just released a “pre-press” version of our report: World Development Report 2010: Development and…

Rosina Bierbaum |