There is a growing perception that spatial disparities in development indicators within countries are becoming more pronounced. Sub-national data are needed to inform policy makers on such matters…

Vanessa Moreira da Silva |

World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte issued the following statement welcoming the United Nations announcement today of two new UN special envoys on climate change:…

Climate Change Group |

For users of water-based sanitation, most of us give little thought to what happens after we hear the sound of the toilet flushing. Wooooosh -- out of sight, out of mind. Certainly, there is…

Guy Hutton |

We rarely give the toilet a second thought. We use it when we need to, and we flush and forget. We are also able to conveniently wash our hands afterwards. But imagine if you are on a long hiking…

Johannes Zutt |

(In observance of the International Migrants Day) Gender discrimination, combined with migrant status, can make access to appropriate employment harder for female migrants. Employment tends to be…

Jeni Klugman, Anjali Fleury |

(In observance of the International Migrants Day on December 18) You probably do not spend much time contemplating leaving your country of birth, your home, your family, your community and your…

Hanspeter Wyss |

  Last week in Paris, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s partners and stakeholders agreed on groundbreaking rules for investments in tropical forest protection in developing nations – a…

Ken Andrasko |

See also: Anniversary of the New Delhi Attack Reminds Us that Tackling Violence is Urgent December 16, 2012 will in the foreseeable future be remembered as the day in which six men savagely gang…

Maria Correia |

Mobility is a precondition for economic growth: mobility for access to jobs, education, health, and other services. Mobility of goods is also critical to supply world markets in our globalized…

Marc Juhel |

I’ve been struck recently by how little we (or at least I) seem to know about variations in use of health services across the world, and what drives them. Do people in, say, India or Mali use…

Adam Wagstaff |