Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in global gas flaring globally in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Zubin Bamji |

This blog is the third in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in April 2019 edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook.   Natural…

Peter Nagle |

Prices for most industrial commodities, notably energy and metals, are projected to rise in 2017 while agricultural prices are expected to remain stable, the World Bank says in its April 2017…

John Baffes, Shane Streifel |

  Offshore oil and rig platform. Photo: © curraheeshutter / Shutterstock. Countries with large nonrenewable resources can benefit significantly from them, but reliance on revenues from these…

Rolando Ossowski, Håvard Halland |

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, leaders are not hiding their concerns about the commodities downturn. Government representatives express their…

Paulo de Sa |

What are some stories that caught your attention in 2015?   They are ones that focus on people, data and events tied to sustainable growth, climate action and efforts to end energy poverty.   As…

Andy Shuai Liu |

  The world forged a historic climate deal in Paris on Saturday, cheered on and celebrated by people around the world. Getting to that agreement has involved years of work and collaboration that…

Anita Marangoly George |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية | Русский   A Personal Appeal to End Routine Gas Flaring Six months. Forty-five endorsers. We’re well on our way to an ambitious new de facto global…

Anita Marangoly George |

Photo Credit: Cor Laffra Let’s assume you are a Finance Minister or ministry official of a country that has newly discovered oil or minerals. What actions lay ahead? Or, if oil and mineral…

Håvard Halland, Sridar Padmanabhan Kannan |

Brazil: Resource Rich Emerging Market - World Bank photo collection Does governance matter? Yes. Intuitively to many development practitioners, the link between governance and growth is…

Michael Jarvis, Christina Tecson |