The concept of Sustainable Development is not new to the development world. Everyone is familiar with the framework of 17 SDGs and their targets. To put the idea of sustainable and inclusive…

Talita Pessoa, Katie Kennedy Freeman |

We’re pleased to announce support for 12 projects which seek to improve the way development data are produced, managed, and used. They bring together diverse teams of collaborators from around the…

World Bank Data Team |

For a small economy like Uruguay, integration into the global marketplace is one of the most powerful vehicles for growth and development. Participating actively in international trade allows…

Gonzalo Varela |

On World Toilet Day, it’s time Pacific leaders start talking toilets

Alyse Schrecongost, Katherine Wong |

Cattle tagged through Uruguay’s national system for livestock information. Photo: Holger A. Kray/World Bank Imagine if you could know where your steak was born, and all of the details about its…

Katie Kennedy Freeman, Raquel Orejas |

If you have children or grandchildren, you probably have wondered what the world will be like for them in 20 or 30 years. Will it be a better place? Will climate change upend their lives? It'…

Jim Yong Kim |

World Bank's VP for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, describes his visit to Uruguay.
  Jorge Familiar en Uruguay

Jorge Familiar |

Dots on the world map – they are coral atolls and volcanic islands spread across a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean with names as exotic as their turquoise water, white sand and tropical foliage.…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The United Nations estimates that with the population reaching 9 billion by 2050, global food demand will double, with much of that growth in developing countries.    While the gloom-and-doom…

John Nash |

También disponible en español e português It’s tempting to think that this is just another Earth Day – after all, it has been celebrated since 1970. But perhaps this year should be different, at…

Karin Erika Kemper |