Medical emergencies are often a race against time. When minutes can make the difference between life and death, access to resilient roads is critical to ambulances and other essential services.…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones |

Greenhouse gas emission from transport have been quickly growing in Vietnam. At the same time, transport infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to climate risk. To address these challenges, the…

Jung Eun “Jen” Oh, Xavier Espinet |

Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came…

Nancy Vandycke |

Vietnam has become one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, with annual GDP growth averaging 5 to 8% over the last few decades. These impressive numbers are largely related to the country’s…

Yin Lam, Almud Weitz, Kaushik Sriram |

] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |

Photo: Sarah Farat/World Bank They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  While visiting the World Bank library the other day, I was struck by how many development publications featured…

Roger Gorham |

Vietnam’s economic emergence is perhaps best experienced along its rural roads: more than 175, 000 kilometers of pavement, rubble and dirt track extend to two-thirds of the country’s population,…

Phuong Thi Minh Tran |

The transport sector contributes between 5 and 10% of gross domestic product in most countries, so the question of how to integrate transport networks for sustainable and inclusive growth is a…

Marc Juhel |

The Northern mountainous Vietnamese town of Lao Cai on the Chinese border is asleep at 4:45 in the morning, except for a large crowd gathering at the railway station. I am arriving, with a small…

Peter O'Neill |