Women’s labor force participation worldwide over the last two decades has stagnated, and women generally earn less than men. (Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank) How can we Press For Progress —the…

Namita Datta |

Photo credit: Lois Goh/ World Bank Urbanization and economic growth go hand in hand.  Cities are turning into centers of attraction in developing countries and their population is rising…

Fen Wei, Gunes Basat, Hyunji Lee |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

Photo: Beccacantpark/Flickr Development professionals often complain about the absence of good-quality data in disaster-prone areas, which limits their ability to inform projects through…

Frederico Pedroso, Keren Charles, Melanie Kappes |

The capital city of Shimla is built on the mountain slopes of the state of Himachal Pradesh. On the streets of Shimla, residents stare at a strange group of visitors. The group looks and acts…

Jie-ae Sohn |

This is the story of an idea. In fact, of a very simple and creative idea that is having huge impact on the way people move. This idea is helping reduce travel time, save money and increase the…

Nak Moon Sung, Mauricio Ríos |

When looking to improve road safety for children around the world, it is clear that the experience of South Korea has valuable lessons to offer. To start, the numbers speak for themselves. In 1992…

Nak Moon Sung, Mauricio Ríos |

This is the story of an owl, but not any owl. This owl is from Seoul and it came into existence thanks to Big Data. How come, you may ask? Well, read on to find out.    Meet your new friend: the…

Nak Moon Sung, Mauricio Ríos |

Most of us have probably heard about black boxes, particularly when they relate to airplane crashes. But what about black boxes for cars? Originally, black boxes in airplanes perform routine…

Nak Moon Sung, Mauricio Ríos |

Road crashes are becoming a global health crisis and, as such, require comprehensive measures to prevent them, including a better understanding of the social impacts of road-related deaths and…

Nak Moon Sung, Mauricio Ríos |