A new World Bank study concludes that the Belt and Road transport corridors could substantially improve trade, foreign investment, and living conditions for citizens in participating countries—but…

Martin Raiser, Michele Ruta |

The task of preparing a viable, feasible, and sustainable infrastructure project can be a daunting one filled with many challenges. Throw in the need to incorporate an element of connectivity and…

Yin Lam, Jenny Chao, Kara Watkins |

On Thursday, April 5, the World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit will take place – the eighth time that the World Bank, the Government of Singapore, and the Financial Times are…

Jyoti Shukla |

Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.   An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where…

Melania Lotti |

The term “connectivity” is familiar to most of us, even if we don’t think about it much. When we bemoan the shortcomings of the mobile network in our neighborhood or thank the barista for the free…

Kara Watkins |

A resident of the city of Manila helps clean up a creek to remove garbage that clogs drainage and waterways. (Photo: Justine E. Letargo/World Bank) Metro Manila -- my current home -- is a…

Mara Warwick |

Photo: bigstock/ f9photos Income growth is not the sole aim of economic development. An equally important, albeit harder to quantify objective is a sense of progress for the entire community, and …

Victoria Kwakwa |

When I was in primary school, there was a large construction project happening on the road in front of our house. I remember it was loud, dusty and the subject of constant complaints from our…

Nora Weisskopf |

Vaitele Street is considered the most important section of road in Samoa and in 2016, through the Enhanced Road Access Project, it received a critical upgrade and extension. Driving from the…

Kara Mouyis |

When I visited Vietnam for the first time three years ago, I imagined a Ho Chi Minh City out of Hollywood movies, with panoramic buildings of French architecture, tree-lined, long boulevards and…

Madhu Raghunath |