The first time a World Bank education team tried classroom observations in Brazil, it nearly provoked a state-wide teachers’ strike. It was October 2009 in the northeast state of Pernambuco and…

Daphna Berman |

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

Palermo Water Treatment Plan, Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos, AySA, Buenos Aires Argentina set ambitious targets of providing universal access to water and 75 percent access to sewerage services…

Gustavo Saltiel |

What would bring together the China trade shock, road blocks in the West Bank, and the Belt and Road initiative? The 6th Annual IMF-World Bank-WTO Trade Research Conference, at which staff of the…

Ana Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo |

Urban populations are booming, and the choices that local governments make today about managing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly impact the long-term health and economic well-being of…

Min Jung Kwon, Lisa Yao, Silpa Kaza, Sara Mills-Knapp, Beatriz Eraso Puig |

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |

أولئك الذين زاروا دبي في السنوات الأخيرة قد يهمهم ما سأقوله: تقع دبي وسط الصحراء وكانت أراضيها قبل وقت غير بعيد لا تساوي شيئا. الآن، أصبحت واحدة من أكثر مدن العالم حيوية. حدث كل هذا في فترة قصيرة…

وائل زقوت |

Líderes comunitarios discuten sistemas de prevención de la violencia en la comunidad de San Juan de Floresta in Loreto, Perú. Foto: G Shannon, DB Peru Las comunidades del bajo Napo con las que…

Geordan Shannon, Jenevieve Mannell |

Community leaders discuss systems of violence prevention in the community of San Juan de Floresta in Loreto, Peru. Photo credit: G Shannon, DB Peru In the Peruvian Amazon, the Lower Napo River…

Geordan Shannon, Jenevieve Mannell |

أصبحت الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا منطقة مُهددة بالاستخدام غير المستدام للمياه، حيث تجاوز أكثر من نصف عمليات سحب المياه الحالية في بعض البلدان الكمية المتاحة طبيعيا. وعلى المدى البعيد، قد يكون لذلك…

كلوديا سادوف, أندرس جاجيرسكوج |