The World Bank recently co-organized Sierra Leone's first-ever Resilient Urban Mobility Hackathon, where talented youth came together together to tackle transport challenges through the use…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet, Dunstan Matekenya |

“Freetown lacks proper public transport and infrastructure.” During the rainy season of May through November in Sierra Leone, many Freetown students who live far from school are at the mercy of…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet |

Evidence is clear that climate change is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequencies and intensities of extreme weather events. Unfortunately, those in the poorest communities are…

Ivan Bruce |

As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month…

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

When our team started working in Freetown one year ago, we found very limited data on how people move or what are the public transport options to access jobs and services from different…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet |

Areas affected by the August 2017 mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photos: Robert Reid and Ivan Bruce / World Bank) On August 14, 2017, after three days of intense rain, a massive side slope…

Alvaro Federico Barra, Ivelisse Justiniano |

Samking Koihinah Braima, deputy minister of Agriculture and Forestry, plants a tree on behalf of President Julius Maada Bio. Photo: Asad Naveed/World Bank To celebrate World Environment Day,…

Robert Reid, Ivan Bruce |

أصبحت الأزمة تمثل وضعا طبيعيا جديدا في العالم اليوم. فعلى مدى السنوات الثلاثين الماضية، فقد العالم أكثر من 2.5 مليون شخص وحوالي 4 تريليونات دولار في كوارث طبيعية. وفي عام 2017 وحده، أدت الأحداث…

Michal Rutkowski |

Dans un monde fait de risques grandissants, les systèmes de protection sociale aident les individus et les familles à affronter les chocs : guerre civile, catastrophe naturelle, déplacement forcé…

Michal Rutkowski |

En un mundo con cada vez mayores riesgos, los sistemas de protección social ayudan a las personas y las familias a enfrentar las guerras civiles, los desastres naturales, el desplazamiento y otras…

Michal Rutkowski |