STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- I made a three-day trip to Sweden this week, meeting senior government officials in finance and development; addressing the Bank's Nordic-Baltic Governors and the Bank…

Jim Yong Kim |

Ten years ago, the World Bank and the government of Norway launched an ambitious project to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a source few people thought much about. If you’ve…

Rachel Kyte |

Hammerby Sjöstad, in central Stockholm, is integrated urban water management in action. The district, which was intended to be an Olympic Village, once was an old industrial area, but it has been…

Michael Peter Steen Jacobsen |

The ocean represents transport, food, culture and livelihoods for people of the Pacific. A few years ago in Papua New Guinea on a holiday I was lucky enough to spend a day with a fisherman who…

Aleta Moriarty |

In South Tarawa, life takes place along a road. It is Kiribati’s capital and main atoll, made up of several small islands connected by a string of causeways. The atoll is about three meters above…

Laura Keenan |

The question was on the pros and cons of HIV/AIDS funding and the tools were sharp insights and passionate views as some of the most influential figures in the fight against AIDS and poverty…

Donna Barne |

While participating in a study of HIV spending efficiency in South Africa, I met a young HIV-positive mother who had just received the joyful news that her new-born daughter was healthy and HIV-…

Patrick Osewe |

In the late 1990s, an international consultant told me that a proposed electronic health information system in the Dominican Republic was “like Star Wars and will not work in this country.”   Our…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Only a very short time ago, we were drawing blank looks when we mentioned "natural capital accounting." This week at Rio, everyone is talking about it. Walls are plastered with flyers…

Rachel Kyte |

It is common to hear officials from countries and international agencies talk about the multiple challenges that impede intersectoral work for health. The concern is valid: while ministries of…

Patricio V. Marquez |