It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Rural communities throughout Mozambique rely on natural resources, such as clean waters and healthy fish stocks, forests and fertile soils,  for their daily livelihoods. World Bank Night had…

André Rodrigues de Aquino |

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic…

Sharmila Bellur |

The World Bank is supporting an increase in rural jobs and investment while promoting sustainable land management to conserve Mozambique’s natural wealth. Photo: Andrea Borgarello/World Bank As my…

André Rodrigues de Aquino |

Also available in: Español | Français | 中文 The modern tramway system in Rabat Salé, Morocco. Photo: LukaKikina/Shutterstock When it comes to climate change, the transport sector is both a victim…

Jose Luis Irigoyen, Shomik Mehndiratta |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Despite a decade of strong economic growth, the rate of formal sector job creation in Mozambique has been weak. But what impact will the recent large investments in the country’s oil and gas…

Channing Arndt |

  As newly resource-rich countries grapple with how to manage their resources well, questions arise on how governments can channel natural resource revenues into smart investments, as well as…

Shilpa Banerji |

Coal piled and ready for export from an open-pit mine in Tete, Mozambique.
©Rafael Saute/World Bank

Enrique Blanco Armas, Natasha Sharma |

It’s been clear here at the World Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi that the International Renewable Energy Agency, or IRENA, is fast emerging as a leader in forging a more sustainable energy future.…

Vivien Foster |