Women are notoriously underrepresented in the tech sector. Why is that, and how can we change the status quo? To find out, the World Bank invited 30 women leaders from Silicon Valley to share…

Alicia Hammond |

The World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, has prepared a technical guide for improving the management of Peru’s existing rural roads and the design of new ones.

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Silvia Aguilera, Remi Moreau |

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE was sworn in May 2018 with a commitment to transform the city of Freetown using an inclusive, data-driven approach to address challenges in the city.

Alejandra Gutierrez |

When a disaster occurs, governments grapple with many questions: How bad is the damage? What are the priorities for response and recovery? What are the impacts on housing and infrastructure? And…

Rashmin Gunasekera, Kerri Cox |

South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or…

Ditte Fallesen, Haris Khan, Ahsan Tehsin, Atishay Abbhi |

Maps tell compelling stories. And they certainly make a compelling case for further investment in digital connectivity in Africa, where $100 billion would be needed to achieve universal broadband…

Roku Fukui, Christopher James Arderne, Tim Kelly |

Connecting the Drops for Impact - Today and Tomorrow

Jennifer J. Sara |

The Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) recently unveiled its Global Roadmap of Action, a groundbreaking new tool that will allow decision-makers to take concrete action toward safer…

Nancy Vandycke, Alejandra Gutierrez |

Urban transport tends to work better when a single agency is in charge of coordinating planning and services across modes, and across an entire metropolitan area. That's why the World Bank…

Thierry Desclos |

Major cities across Latin America are taking concrete action to promote cycling and become more bike-friendly. Given the urgent need to reduce emissions from urban transport, this could serve as a…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |