The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

Photo: UN Women/Flickr Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17, 500 islands, is the fourth most populous country in the world, with 261 million inhabitants, and the largest economy in…

Tomás Herrero Diez |

Women’s labor force participation worldwide over the last two decades has stagnated, and women generally earn less than men. (Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank) How can we Press For Progress —the…

Namita Datta |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

Geospatial data is on full display 24/7 throughout the world these days.  It’s like nothing we have seen before. But none of this would be possible without the underpinning role of the government…

Anna Wellenstein, Wael Zakout |

The largest Public-Private Partnership deal in Central America was recently highlighted at one of the world’s most prestigious universities during the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT…

Bernardo Weaver |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English أحيانا ما يكون ممارسو شراكات القطاع العام والخاص مذنبين باعتقادهم أن التوقيع على الاتفاق هو نهاية القصة. ولا تستطيع أن تلومهم حقا. فإنشاء شراكة ناجحة…

Alexandre Leigh |

Public-private partnership (PPP) practitioners are sometimes guilty of thinking that signing the deal is the end of the story. You can’t blame them, really. Making a PPP work is a long-term…

Alexandre Leigh |

Cada día en todo el mundo, millones de personas se movilizan en microbuses. En muchas ciudades, la mayor parte de los viajes urbanos se realiza mediante este servicio de transporte, especialmente…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Camila Rodriguez |

Every day around the world, millions of people rely on buses to get around. In many cities, these services carry the bulk of urban trips, especially in Africa and Latin America. They are known by…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Camila Rodriguez |