Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Esta página en: English Foto: Leonardo Canon Rubiano/Banco Mundial El Banco Mundial se encuentra apoyando al Gobierno de Sri Lanka en su proyecto de modernización del sistema de autobuses urbanos…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

Photo credit: Leonardo Canon Rubiano/World Bank The World Bank is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to create a roadmap for the modernization of urban bus services in the capital,…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

As the world observes World Environment Day this week, we should be mindful that [[tweetable]]there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050 if nothing is done[[/tweetable]], according…

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao |

Editorial credit: alionabirukova / Shutterstock.com Last week, the world came to attention when the famous Hulene dumpsite in Maputo, Mozambique collapsed under heavy rains, killing at least 16…

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao |

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 |

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Zubedah Robinson |

[[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 |

 Foto: De izq. a der. aparecen Emeline Siale Ilolahia, Paula Gaviria Betancur, Jan Walliser, el alcalde Nacianceno Mejos Pacalioga, Muhammad Musa y Sofiane Ben Mohammed Sahraoui. ¿Qué clase de…

Donna Barne |

For the poor and vulnerable of the world, jobs are key to ending poverty and driving development. But not all jobs are equally transformational.  Photo: Jonathan Ernst / World Bank Jobs are what…

Alvaro Gonzalez |