The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

The World Bank has prioritized helping Saint Vincent and the Grenadines build resilience against natural disaster and climate change.

Tahseen Sayed, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian |

La Banque mondiale s’emploie à aider Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines à renforcer sa résilience aux catastrophes naturelles et au changement climatique.

Tahseen Sayed, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian |

El Banco Mundial ha dado prioridad a ayudar a San Vicente y las Granadinas a desarrollar la capacidad de recuperación contra los desastres naturales y el cambio climático.

Tahseen Sayed, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian |

From Canada to Kenya, nearly every country struggles to provide housing for all its residents. It’s a goal that has become a moving target: Migration – both rural-to-urban and cross-border – is…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Caldwell |

The 2017 Hurricane season was the most devastating season on record in terms of cost. For many, it was a stark reminder of how the entire economy of a small nation can be wiped out in a few hours…

Christelle Chapoy, Mariana Ceratti, Brune Andre |

What exactly is procurement, you may ask? If you google the word, you’ll likely find several different definitions.   Essentially, procurement is about buying things. That sounds quite simple, of…

Sandro Nozadze |

In recognition of the vulnerabilities of small island states, we are responding to their aspirations and supporting their recovery and resilience building efforts in five inter-connected ways.

Tahseen Sayed, Christelle Chapoy |