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 |

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 |

This blog also in Spanish | Arabic | French | Chinese 人は誰もが、必要な時に基礎的な保健サービスを受ける権利があり、病気になったからといって、医療費支払いのために経済的な困難な状態に陥ることがあってはならない。このシンプルだが力強い信念に支えられ、現在、持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)の一環として国際社会が達成を目指すユニバーサル・ヘルス…

Tim Evans |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

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 |

(Photo: Steve Harris / World Bank) December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, on this day, the international community comes together to take stock of the…

Amer Hasan, Elaine Ding, Ning Fu, Yilin Pan |

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 |

English Version Trabajos de construcción de infraestructura de metro en Lima. / Banco Mundial - AATE.  Los sismos representan algunos de los mayores riesgos a la infraestructura del Perú y de…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Georges Darido, Naho Shibuya |

版本: English 劳动者具备使用新技术的技能吗?教育可以起到帮助作用。 (摄影:Sarah Farhat/世界银行)​ 自动化正在引领教育和技术之间的新一轮竞赛。不过,劳动者与自动化竞争的能力受到了大多数发展中国家教育系统表现欠佳的制约,这将阻碍很多人受益于学校教育带来的高回报。

Harry A. Patrinos, Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald |

Co-authors: William Young, Lead Water Resources Management Specialist, the World Bank   Thomas Hopson Ankit Avasthi   Download the Report in the World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository The…

Satya Priya |