As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

版本: English 劳动者具备使用新技术的技能吗?教育可以起到帮助作用。 (摄影:Sarah Farhat/世界银行)​ 自动化正在引领教育和技术之间的新一轮竞赛。不过,劳动者与自动化竞争的能力受到了大多数发展中国家教育系统表现欠佳的制约,这将阻碍很多人受益于学校教育带来的高回报。

Harry A. Patrinos, Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English | 中文 تنذر الميكنة بتجدد السباق بين التعليم والتكنولوجيا. غير أن قدرة العاملين على منافسة الميكنة يعوقها ضعف أداء أنظمة التعليم في معظم البلدان النامية.…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Also available in: Français | Español | 한국어 Will workers have the skills to operate new technology? Education can help. (Photo: Sarah Farhat / World Bank)​ Automation is heralding a renewed race…

Harry A. Patrinos, Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald |

Cette page en : English | Español Les travailleurs auront-ils les savoirs adaptés aux nouvelles technologies ? L’éducation peut y apporter sa contribution ! (Photo: Sarah Farhat / World Bank) L’…

Harry A. Patrinos, Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald |

В этом году проекту «Ведение бизнеса» – самому ожидаемому и цитируемому изданию  Всемирного банка – исполняется 15 лет. Доклад «Ведение бизнеса», стартовавший в 2003 неоперившимся птенцом, сегодня…

Stefka Slavova |

This year, the annual Doing Business Report – by far the most anticipated and cited World Bank publication – celebrates its 15th year. Starting in 2003, the fledgling report, which covers about…

Stefka Slavova |

港口新城,汉堡。 图片来源: ELBE&FLUT / Thomas Hampel at http://www.hafencity.com  “滨水区不只是孤立存在的。它与其他所有的东西相关。” —— 杰出的城市规划师Jane Jacobs说。   这种关系是两方面的;它指的是城市与其滨水区的关系,…

Fen Wei, Jon Kher Kaw, Peter Ellis, 梅柏杰 , Joanna Mclean Masic |