This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

I was reflecting on the saying that “ignorance is bliss” as our plane was landing in Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific. We had been advised that portions of the recent runway…

Chris Bennett |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock L’économie collaborative reste un domaine peu documenté mais une étude récente fait état de l’augmentation spectaculaire du chiffre d’affaires réalisé par Uber,…

Hernan Winkler |

Foto: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock También disponible en: English La información sobre la economía colaborativa (Uber, Airbnb y otros ejemplos) es escasa, pero en un último estudio se estima que el…

Hernan Winkler |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock Data on the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb and so on) are scarce, but a recent study estimates that the revenue growth of these platforms has been dramatic. In…

Hernan Winkler |

When I was in primary school, there was a large construction project happening on the road in front of our house. I remember it was loud, dusty and the subject of constant complaints from our…

Nora Weisskopf |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

La France vient d’accueillir la COP21 et de mener à bien les négociations pour une issue qui a été qualifiée de franc succès : l’Accord de Paris de 2015. Ce texte a obtenu l’adhésion de 196 pays…

Jonathan Walters, Silvia Pariente-David |