Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Sebelum bergabung dengan Bank Dunia, saya bekerja sebagai perancang kota dan sering memberi saran agar rencana pembangunan lebih mudah diakses bagi penyandang disabilitas. Sayangnya, banyak…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

In the World Development Report 2014 on Risk and Opportunity we discussed the need for collective action to prepare for, mitigate, and cope with risk. Our report called for more systematic risk…

Rasmus Heltberg |

By 2050, waste generation is projected to increase by 70 percent and drastically outpace population growth by more than double. Managing all that waste is becoming an important agenda for many…

Sameh Wahba, Frank Van Woerden, Kremena M. Ionkova |

Imagina un lugar donde has vivido por décadas. No solo tú, pero los padres y madres de tu padre y tu madre. Y cuando ellos vivían ahí, el lugar no era tan grande. Había tan solo unas decenas de…

Joaquín Toro |

In the aftermath of the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala in June 2018 emergency responders continue operations in the area. (Photo: Joaquin Toro / World Bank) Imagine a place where you've…

Joaquin Toro |

The impact of growth on poverty in Ghana has slowed substantially over the years. Ghana’s largest fall in poverty, 2% a year, was experienced during 1991–1998. Between 2012 and 2016, the poverty…

Tomomi Tanaka, Camille Nuamah, Michael Geiger |

Editor's Note: The global water crisis is a crisis of too much, too polluted and too little. At the World Bank, our job is to find and implement solutions to tackle this crisis. In the “Water…

Naif Abu-Lohom, Dambudzo Muzenda, Yogita Upadya Mumssen |

In the early afternoon of September 3, 1930, the San Zenon Hurricane struck Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. With winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour, one of the…

Emma Phillips |

As COP24 in Poland reaches its mid-point, it is becoming distressingly obvious that reaching the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Centigrade will be…

Greg Browder |