World Bank president argues that new leadership must revamp agriculture and finance.

David Malpass |

In Nepal, women make up over 90 percent of the agricultural force. Large cardamom is no exception and gives women the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Navya D’Souza |

The development of many Southern African countries is inextricably linked to the mining sector. Yet the history of mining in Southern Africa, a region marked with high levels of inequality, is…

Marek Hanusch, Gracelin Baskaran |

African countries have the potential to take advantage of digital technologies. However, to take advantage of this opportunity to secure a better future for all people in African countries,…

Mark Dutz, Jieun Choi, Zainab Usman |

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 |

Although they are facing many similar challenges, the transport and energy sectors seem to be working in parallel tracks. If we want to find credible solutions to the climate challenge, it is…

Nancy Vandycke |

Aerial view of construction at a large scale mine. © Bannafarsai/shutterstock The shift to a low-carbon future that includes clean technology such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles…

Kirsten Hund, Erik Reed |

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 |

Traditional Charcoal Stoves in Haiti/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Across the world, over 3 billion people cook with solid biomass over traditional stoves resulting in negative impacts on health and…

Katie Kennedy Freeman |

2018 continued to see major shifts in global energy markets and extractive industries, which were reflected in the work done by the World Bank in developing and middle-income countries. From…

Aarthi Sivaraman |