Transport and disaster recovery In the Paradise, California fires of November 2018, a range of factors coalesced leaving 86 people dead and over 13, 900 homes destroyed. Fueling the fires were…

Melody Benavidez, Akiko Toya |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank In a large, complex, or urgent situation, the command goes out: “All hands on deck!” Sub-…

Emmanuel Skoufias |

Early this year, I was part of a panel at The Kennedy Forum’s Fourth Annual Meeting on mental health. This year’s meeting focused on the theme, “Bending Towards Justice: A Summit for Mental Health…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Also available in: Spanish Road with independent space for pedestrians, cyclists and cars in San Isidro. Photo: World Bank We all have an intuitive sense that pedestrians are particularly…

Irene Portabales González, Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Juan Miguel Velásquez |

In Gaile Parkin's novel Baking Cakes in Kigali, two women living in Kigali, Rwanda – Angel and Sophie – argue over the salary paid to a development worker: "Perhaps these big…

David Evans |

Dockless bikes typically sport bright colors that make them easy to identify. Photo: Montgomery County/Flickr How can we harness the digital economy to make mobility more sustainable? This…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

Photo: Stefan Georgi/Flickr Back in 2012, a storm surge triggered by Super Storm Sandy caused extensive damage across the New York City (NYC)-New Jersey (NJ) Metropolitan Area, and wreaked havoc…

Ramiro Alberto Ríos, Georges Darido, Ramon Munoz-Raskin, Daniel Pulido |

Children in Koutoukalé, Niger Have you ever wondered how your life chances are affected by where you were born? Odds of being born at all are already miraculously small, but only one in ten of us…

Maximilian Leo Hirn, Aude-Sophie Rodella |

Many people were bitterly disappointed when four cases of wild polio were discovered in August 2016 in insecure areas of Borno State in the northeast of Nigeria. Nigeria had gone for almost two…

Mayowa Oluwatosin Alade, Benjamin Loevinsohn, Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu |