Even in the most challenging places, investment and growth are possible. And of all the places most in need of development, the Sahel must sit near the top of the list.

Aliou Maiga |

Même dans les régions les plus difficiles du monde, l’investissement et la croissance demeurent possibles. Et de toutes les régions ayant le plus besoin de développement, le Sahel figure en haut…

Aliou Maiga |

] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |

Since the presentation of the World Bank’s first Africa Climate Business Plan at the COP 21 in Paris in 2015 and the Transport Chapter in Marrakech in 2016, a lot of progress has been made on…

Tara Shirvani, Andrew Losos, Shomik Mehndiratta |

The former Yugoslavia was mainly known for its not-so-successful and cheap cars, primarily the Yugo. In its review of the 50 worst cars of all time, Time magazine referred to the Yugo GV as the “…

John Mackedon, Lazar Šestović |

A view of the Dakar-Diamniadio toll road. Why is Senegal’s Dakar-Diamniadio toll road, which opened on time and on budget in August 2013, so successful? The road has dramatically improved urban…

Laurence Carter |

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…

Kaori Niina, Miles McKenna |

Le super-typhon Haiyan qui vient de s’abattre sur les Philippines, détruisant tout sur son passage et faisant des milliers de victimes, nous a donné un aperçu de ce qui nous attend dans un monde…

Rachel Kyte |

شاهدنا في الأسبوع الماضي كيف سيكون مستقبلنا في عالم يشتد فيه المناخ جموحا عندما رأينا إعصار هايان يقتلع المنازل ويمزق المدن ويودى بحياة الآلاف في مختلف أنحاء الفلبين. ظل العلماء لسنوات يحذرون من…

راشيل كايت |

This past week, we saw our future in a world of more extreme weather as Super Typhoon Haiyan tore apart homes and cities and thousands of lives across the Philippines. Scientists have been warning…

Rachel Kyte |