Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per…

Marco Ranzani, Kathleen Beegle |

 Magnificent. Splendid. That was the only way to describe the intricate web of waterways, bridges, road, and rail transport that we gazed out on as our bus transported us from Incheon…

Lewnida Sara |

Nos efforts pour « reconstruire en mieux » visent à réduire de 60 % les pertes annuelles dues à des catastrophes. Nous sommes fiers de constater que notre stratégie mondiale de gestion du risque…

Sameh Wahba, Luis Triveno, Horacio Cristian Terraza, Sarah Elizabeth Antos |

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to an end, here are some especially striking…

Alex Sienaert |

Ces dernières années, j’ai eu le bonheur d’exercer les fonctions d’économiste résident de la Banque mondiale pour Maurice et les Seychelles. Alors que ma mission se termine, je voudrais ici…

Alex Sienaert |

Aux Seychelles, les côtes fourmillent de vie. C’est particulièrement frappant lorsqu’on circule sur les principales routes de l’île de Mahé, bordée d’une eau turquoise. Tôt le matin, les pêcheurs…

Brenden Jongman, Darragh Coward |

Suwon's EcoMobility Festival. Photo: Carlos Felipe Pardo The discussion on climate change often tends to ignore one critical factor: people’s own habits and preferences. In urban transport,…

Julie Babinard |

To ensure their city remains sustainable, Colombo’s citizens need to co-exist and build harmonious relationships with natural ecosystems and the biodiversity that thrives in them Protecting nature…

Darshani De Silva |

Photo: © World Bank Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Photo credit: Lois Goh/ World Bank Urbanization and economic growth go hand in hand.  Cities are turning into centers of attraction in developing countries and their population is rising…

Fen Wei, Gunes Basat, Hyunji Lee |