Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

On Wednesday, November 14, we joined more than 170 volunteers at the World Bank’s Washington, D.C. headquarters to draw little red boxes on a map of Alajo—a small town in the coastal metropolis of…

Lorenzo Piccio, David Charles Tucker |

Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. Poor people are not only more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, but they also have fewer resources to prevent, cope with, and adapt to disasters. The…

Monica Vidili |

الحياة تتغير بسرعة للمجتمعات الساحلية في غرب أفريقيا. وفي بعض المناطق، تتآكل السواحل بما يصل إلى 10 أمتار في السنة. ويؤدي تزايد شدة العواصف وارتفاع منسوب البحار إلى اختفاء المنازل والطرق والمباني…

كارين اريكا كيمبر |

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and…

Karin Erika Kemper |

L'idée qui nous a amenés à organiser le concours photo #SustainableCities ou « Villes durables » était très simple : il s’agissait de savoir ce que ce concept évoquait chez les habitants du…

Xueman Wang, Dini Djalal |

In East Africa and West Africa, about 300 million people living in dryland areas rely on natural, resource-based activities for their livelihood. By 2030, this number could increase to 540 million…

Magda Lovei |

Les villes sont des chantiers permanents et, pour des organisations comme la Banque mondiale, ce sont des creusets de développement essentiels qui contribuent à sortir les populations de la…

Mario Trubiano, Pabsy Pabalan |

Photo: Sarah Farhat/World Bank Group What exactly do we mean by green growth? For us, it’s not just about riding bikes and planting trees. The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) defines green…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |