Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

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 |

On March 3rd we will celebrate World Wildlife Day. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013, this day raises awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. This year’s theme, "The future of…

Claudia Sobrevila |

Le 3 mars, nous célébrerons la Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage. Cette manifestation, adoptée en 2013 par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, a pour but de sensibiliser le monde entier à l’…

Claudia Sobrevila |

Chaque année à la Banque mondiale nous publions un grand nombre d'articles, de communiqués de presse, de billets de blog, de vidéos, d'infographies et bien plus encore. Nous accordons…

Liviane Urquiza |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

1) 水覆盖了地球表面70%的区域,但其体积仅为地球总体积的千分之一。 美国地质勘探局发布的本影像显示了如果把地球上各种形式的水——包括海水、冰冠、湖水以及大气中所含水蒸气——从地球表面移走并集中到一个天体中所发生的情形。 地球总体积约为1万亿立方公里。如把地球上各种形式的水集中到一个天体中,该天体体积为14亿立方公里,占地球总体积的千分之一;其直径约为1400公里,…

Tariq Khokhar, 马琳娜•塔兰 |