We invite all Maldivians, including women and youth, to share what they think are the constraints and opportunities that lie ahead; major challenges faced in ensuring prosperity for all and…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

Photo: only_kim / Shutterstock.com  There are many drivers of climate change, but few would disagree that energy infrastructure built according to “business-as-usual” standards is a major one.…

Michael Tran |

Photo: Carol Mitchell | Flickr Creative Commons As the backbone of development, infrastructure provides vital support for the twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Considering the…

Caren Grown |

Photo: Scaling Solar project in Zambia What is a common thread between Argentina, Maldives, and Zambia? In each of these countries, the World Bank provided guarantees to support transparent…

Arnaud Braud |

  « Ce qui pourrait vraiment m’aider à développer mon activité, c’est l’accès à un réseau électrique fiable », me disait récemment David, un petit chef d’entreprise de Lagos, au Nigéria. « Je suis…

Masami Kojima |

As a former country manager in Benin, my team and I advised the national administration on the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Project Law then under consideration and engaged in PPPs. This…

Olivier Fremond |

Lorsque j’étais directeur pays de la Banque mondiale au Bénin, nous avions reçu une requête du gouvernement béninois pour l’assister dans la rédaction d’une loi sur les partenariats public-privé (…

Olivier Fremond |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

The benefits of public spaces in the poorest parts of the world Source: World Bank Staff We often think of amenities such as quality streets, squares, waterfronts, public buildings, and other well…

Sangmoo Kim |