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 |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

Los conductores y pasajeros de motocicletas han sido durante mucho tiempo los usuarios más vulnerables del transporte motorizado.  En América Latina, las facilidades de financiamiento y los…

Anna Okola |

The case of the Maldonado stream: The voice of a citizen Imagine a busy metropolitan avenue crossing the length of Buenos Aires, Argentina, transited daily by buses and trains and lined with a…

Maria Madrid |

The case of the Maldonado stream: The voice of a citizen Imagínense una concurrida avenida metropolitana por la que transitan autos, omnibuses y trenes; donde hay un hospital, centros médicos,…

María Madrid |

I am here this week in Majuro in the Marshall Islands – where leaders from the Pacific Island Forum have gathered to discuss the impacts of climate change and to push for global action to mitigate…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Motorcycle riders and passengers have long been vulnerable users of motorized transport. In the Americas, with the increasing ownership of motorcycles, given the ease and lower costs, this trend…

Anna Okola |

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Kerry Natelege Crawford |

Un viernes por la noche, el pasado mes de noviembre, 12 alcaldes de los distritos cercanos se reunieron en el edificio de la oficina municipal en Tarapoto, Perú. Aunque apenas las lluvias se…

Maria Margarita Nuñez |

As Nações Unidas estimam que a demanda por alimentos vá duplicar quando a população chegar a nove bilhões em 2050, sendo que a maior parte desse crescimento se dará nos países em desenvolvimento…

John Nash |