Photo: Trocaire | Flickr Creative Commons In war-torn post-1991 Somalia, running water was a scarce commodity, to the misfortune of millions of people. Members of local communities rose to the…

Yolanda Tayler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Simeon Sahaydachny, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English التكنولوجيات المستجدة تغير مشهد اللوجستيات العالمية. والأدلة تتجلى في كل مكان: شركات اللوجستيات تستكشف أساطيل مستقلة وتوقف عمليات التخزين، وتبحث عن…

Karuna Ramakrishnan, يعين لم |

Also available in: Spanish Emerging technologies are transforming global logistics. The evidence is everywhere: Logistics companies are exploring autonomous fleets and “lights-out” warehousing,…

Karuna Ramakrishnan, Yin Lam |

Also available in: Français A public faucet that serves 1, 000 families in el Alto, Bolivia. Photo credit: Stephan Bachenheimer / World Bank Small towns* typically have not been well served by…

Fadel Ndaw |

“Maybe in the Middle East … but in our part of the world, there is no gender inequity.” As an Egyptian, I wasn’t surprised to hear such assertions from colleagues when I arrived in the Eastern…

Sammar Essmat |

Animation schools in Cambodia are using the power of international trade to reach the poor. In recent years, a number of institutions have emerged to train young Khmers how to draw the characters…

Martin Molinuevo, Sebastián Sáez, Julia Oliver |

Cambodia developed an interesting model that enabled it to develop its garments industry in the mid-1990s through a deal with the US.

Stéphane Guimbert |

The forum works through eight working groups that meet regularly to discuss issues such as tax and law, export, and tourism.

Stéphane Guimbert |

The Grassroots Business Initiative (GBI) is the brainchild of the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).  Launched in 2004, the GBI supports innovative social enterprises –…

Michael Figueroa |