Bhutan's burgeoning services sector clusters mostly around cities, making it the fastest urbanizing country in South Asia.

David Mason |

International Poverty Day, which falls today, is yet another call to action to eradicate poverty across the world and help Firoza and millions of others live a better life.

Henry G. Kerali |

Bhutan as South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country- with a growth rate of 5.7 percent per year. As of 2017, 37.9 percent of Bhutan’s total population lived in urban areas.

David Mason |

In the Argentine Chaco forest, the indigenous and creole peoples of Pampa del Indio work together to produce honey from the “melipona bees,” which are native stingless bees (Tetragonisca fiebrigi…

Andrea Michelson, Pablo Herrera |

Taji, a young boy in Nairobi, Kenya, sits outside his flooded classroom. School’s out, but not by choice. Cycles of floods and droughts have hit major African cities like Nairobi.

Zirra Banu |

$18 billion, $390 billion and $4.2 trillion: these are three of the numbers at the heart of how we at the World Bank, can help countries build resilience to secure growth, development and poverty…

Juergen Voegele |

Public transport has a key part to play in moving people more sustainably and creating livable, inclusive cities. So why is it getting so little attention?

Gurpreet Singh Sehmi, Javier Morales Sarriera |

As Finance Ministers and central bank governors from around the world arrive in Washington next week for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund, there will be many…

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Thanks to the Niger Irrigation Program (NIP) farmers in Niger now have access to solar-powered drip irrigation technology, enabling them to produce more with less water and energy, improving their…

Caitriona Palmer |

New World Bank report titled “Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential” explores Indonesia’s urbanization in terms of prosperity, inclusiveness, and livability. It introduces a new…

Frederico Gil Sander, Mark Roberts, Sailesh Tiwari |