It is estimated that every day Nairobi generates 3, 000 tons of waste; 12% is plastic. At the same time, the demand for new houses is growing at a rate of 600 per day. Innovative climate…

Justine White, Lisanne Heemskerk, Marjolijn Wilmink |

“200 pieces of Selfie are ready, please call them to collect, ” Nurjahan, an entrepreneur selling a local brand “Selfie” shoes, tells her husband to call a local shop owner to pick up his order.…

Nadia Sharmin, Simon Bell |

Surrounded by hardened fan manufacturers in the city of Gujranwala, 70 kilometers north of Lahore, the task facing our World Bank Group team was to convince them that more efficient fans, to be…

Saima Zuberi, Etienne Kechichian |

High-risk areas for natural disasters are home to 5 billion out of the 7 billion total people on our planet. Overall [[tweetable]]global losses from natural disasters such as floods, landslides or…

Antoine Bavandi, Upmanu Lall, Benedikt Lukas Signer |

Following the Paris deal on international climate change, governments are beginning to explore new financing mechanisms for investing in the growing low carbon economy. Over the next decade [[…

Juergen Braunstein, Asim Ali, Graham Floater |

Bangkok, Thailand — November 25, 2011: A flooded factory in the Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate at Pathumthani. Photo @ photonewman “No one can tackle climate change alone.” Those words, by…

Anja Robakowski, Etienne Kechichian, Sumit Manchanda |

To tax, or not to tax? That is the question that preoccupied a thought-provoking panel at a recent World Bank Group conference on “Winning the Tax Wars” – along with such pragmatic policy…

Christopher Colford |

Emilienne Isenady poses while showing off the crops on her land in Lascahobas, Central Plateau, Haiti. “If I knew that avocados had value, I would plant more of them, ” says Emilienne Isenady, a…

Cecile Fruman, Maria Kim |

Speeding through a season of summitry, the world’s policymakers now have sustainability at the forefront of their autumn agenda – and the private sector, as well, must rise to the sustainability…

Christopher Colford |

Ecosystem: A complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships in a particular unit of space.Tourism: A social, cultural and economic phenomenon that…

Shaun Mann |