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 |

Most of us are familiar with Benjamin Franklin’s observation that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  For many of us, we could also add physical disability…

Chris Bennett |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, senior policymakers…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

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 |

Here at the World Bank we put great effort into facilitating South-South exchanges. But the truth is that developing tangible results and sustainable partnerships are still tremendous challenges.…

Richard Record, Miles McKenna |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

في ديسمبر/كانون الأول 2010، بدأ الربيع العربي بدعوة للتغيير ما لبثت أن تحولت إلى واقع ملموس في تونس ومصر وليبيا. ويشكل استعادة العدل الآن محور أولويات هذه الدول. والعدالة تعني في ذهن الكثير من…

جان بيسمي |