Many countries are experiencing urbanization within the context of increased decentralization and fiscal adjustment. This puts sub-national entities (local governments, utilities and state-owned…

Kirti Devi, Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Also available in: Arabic | French | Spanish In 2015 the world saw great momentum for climate action, culminating in a historic agreement in December to cut carbon emissions and contain global…

Andy Shuai Liu |

Carbon pricing instruments implemented or scheduled for implementation, with sectoral coverage and GHG emissions covered. ​Many of my compatriots in Poland, where over 90 percent of power…

Grzegorz Peszko |

CPLC Design Meeting at World Bank Group Headquarters Credits: Max Thabiso Edkins This week, the World Bank Group released the latest version of our annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report…

Thomas Kerr |

Paving a highway in Brazil. In 2014, Brazil's  infrastructure investment commitments ​drove an overall global increase. In March we released the update from the Private Participation in…

Clive Harris |

本周,全球食品安全伙伴机制将在开普敦召开第三届年会。本次年会闭幕后,圣诞节假期即将到来,届时人们应会把食品安全问题抛之脑后。不安全食品给人口和整个经济造成了沉重代价,同时也被视为200多种疾病的首要致因。不过,安全食品无需是高档美食,这正是世界银行集团工作的动力所在。能够获得食品并不能保障食品安全。我们日益认识到食品安全如何对人口产生影响,尤其是对贫困人口的生活和生计的影响。…

Juergen Voegele |

تعْقِد الشراكة العالمية من أجل سلامة الغذاء (GFSP) هذا الأسبوع اجتماعها السنوي الثالث (e) في كيب تاون، قبيل موسم العطلات الذي لا تشغل فيه قضايا سلامة الغذاء أذهان كل شخص. ولكنها قضايا ينبغي أن…

Juergen Voegele |

This week, the Global Food Safety Partnership will hold its third annual meeting in Cape Town, just ahead of the holiday season when food safety issues are not on everyone’s minds. They should be…

Juergen Voegele |

The following piece appeared as a guest blog in the UK's Guardian this past week. A good public education system means public spending – but not necessarily public provision. In OECD…

Harry A. Patrinos |