What if your shopping sprees could make both you and society happy? That every time you bought your favorite clothes, you also benefitted the poor and the environment? Some Japanese companies are…

Saori Imaizumi |

At a time when all decision-makers around the world can think about is the state of their country’s economy, debt, spending and fiscal stability, one phrase attempts to sum it all up: it’s…

Souleymane Coulibaly |

As the 2012 Annual Meetings opened Thursday, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim held a press briefing and fielded questions on a range of topics including the role of emerging economies, food…

Maureen Hoch |

On a grassy coastal plain near Sendai, Japan, stands a symbol of survival. The four-story school house was the tallest building in the neighborhood of 980 homes, where children once played and…

Donna Barne |

Whether Jobs in the Middle East and North Africa and the freedom to prosper or the ‘What Will It Take to End Poverty’ campaign being championed by Jim Yong Kim, or the views of Japanese union…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |

SENDAI, JAPAN | When natural disasters hit, the bonds of community are what fuel the push to rebuild.Governments and others should help instill resiliency into the social fabric of communities –…

Ravi Kumar |

Français | Español بالنظر إلى المجتمعات في مختلف أنحاء المعمورة، نرى أن هناك نقصا مريعا في المرونة بحياتنا الحديثة. فقد اتسعت المدن بدون تخطيط بعض المناطق باعتبارها معرضة للفيضان والعواصف، ودمرت…

راشيل كايت |

Read this post in Español, Français, عربي Looking at communities across our planet, there is a brutal lack of resilience in our modern lives. Cities have expanded without careful planning into…

Rachel Kyte |

Disponible en Español, English Pour qui examine la situation des habitants du monde, le constat est clair : nos sociétés modernes manquent cruellement de résilience face aux chocs naturels. Les…

Rachel Kyte |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads. Drought, food prices, and global warming remain hot topics as crops in the United States wilt under the hot…

Donna Barne |