In Sub-Saharan Africa, if no action is taken, an estimated 40 million people could fall back into poverty by 2030 because of weather and climate shocks.

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Lorenzo Carrera |

After a brief hiatus, the office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group was reunited last week with DEC, the well-known Research Department of the World Bank. This led me to reflect on a…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

Bhutan's newly elected council members with World Bank staff.  Members of parliament are valuable partners for the World Bank. They enact laws, shape and review development policies, and hold…

Yoichiro Ishihara, Tenzin Lhaden |

By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in cities. Each year, 72.8 million more people live in urban areas. That’s the equivalent of a new San Diego appearing every week.   But [[tweetable]]…

Marc Forni |

Dev Nathan, guest blogger, is Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi   Nebiba Mohammed, 28, works at the Shints textile factory plants, 45 minutes outside of the Addis Ababa…

Dev Nathan |

  Photo: Leigh Vogel / Connect4Climate On Earth Day, April 22, history was written. World leaders from 175 parties (174 countries and the European Union) came together at the United Nations to…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Also available in: Arabic | Spanish Wamayo’s solar lantern has helped her tailoring business grow. This number cannot be emphasized enough – more than 1 billion people around the world live…

Carolyn Lucey |

Photo: Mricon/Flickr This Earth Day, we have good reason to celebrate. It’s been a year that saw historic commitments along the path of our collective response to climate change and how we will…

Kevin Taylor, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Si la Terre se réchauffe trop au cours de ce siècle, la vie deviendra plus difficile pour la plupart des habitants de la planète. Mais dans quelle mesure sera-t-elle plus dure pour les personnes…

Maria Sarraf |

إذا ارتفعت درجة حرارة الأرض هذا القرن، فستصبح الحياة أصعب لمعظم الناس في العالم.  لكن ما حجم المصاعب التي ستواجهها منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي منطقة تُعرف بارتفاع درجة حرارتها وجفافها؟…

ماريا صراف |