Machine learning methods are increasingly applied in the development policy arena. Among many recent policy applications, machine learning has been used to predict poverty, soil properties, and…

Daniel Mahler, Paolo Brunori, Paul Hufe |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

The largest Public-Private Partnership deal in Central America was recently highlighted at one of the world’s most prestigious universities during the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT…

Bernardo Weaver |

Boat passengers in rural Bangladesh. Photo credit: Erik Nora When my team and I saw this boat passing by us in July 2013 in rural Bangladesh, near the border with Mizoram, Northeast India, and…

Diep Nguyen-Van Houtte |

As countries prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Turkey next week, global growth and infrastructure needs will be at the top of decision makers’ concerns. And rightly so: Infrastructure – roads,…

Robert Montgomery |

A medida que los países se preparan para reunirse en la cumbre del G-20 en Turquía la próxima semana, las necesidades de crecimiento y de infraestructura a nivel mundial serán una de las…

Robert Montgomery |

Prior to about 2005, for many tourists their Jamaican vacation was ruined at the last minute, by the hot and overcrowded conditions inside Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Fast…

S. Brian Samuel |

Lire ce billet en anglais Savez-vous que la troisième Semaine mondiale des Nations Unies pour la sécurité routière a eu lieu début mai ? Souvent, comme pour tout ce qui est omniprésent dans notre…

Marc Shotten |

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  Un número cada vez más grande de ciudadanos de todo el mundo están exigiendo a urbanistas y autoridades políticas de sus ciudades que “hagan bien las cosas” al…

Verónica Raffo |

Also available in Français | Español | 中文 In January, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos to look closely at a young, promising form of…

Heike Reichelt, Alexandra Klöpfer |