In many economies in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as some countries in South Asia, birth registration in rural areas is very low.

Florina Pirlea |

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative recently released a consultation draft of the ID4D Practitioner’s Guide for public comments throughout June.

Julia Clark, Vyjayanti T Desai, Jonathan Marskell |

Globally,  2.4 billion people still live without access to basic sanitation – and over 760 million of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today only 27% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population has…

Ayat Soliman |

New World Bank report shares lessons on how CBS can be an option in achieving citywide inclusive sanitation   Download a free copy here Cities are growing at unprecedented rates, with over two…

Clementine Marie Stip, Seema Thomas, Martin Gambrill |

A redesigned public toilet facility in Addis Ababa Photo: Rebecca Gilsdorf With a population exceeding 3 million, only 10% of Addis residents are connected to the sewerage system and an estimated…

Seema Thomas, Yitbarek Tessema Mammo, Amanuel Teshome Woldetsadik |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato An estimated one billion people around the world – half of which are in Africa – lack official identification to prove who they are. And many millions more have forms of…

Makhtar Diop |

Co-authors:  Martin Gambrill, Lead Water Supply & Sanitation Specialist, World Bank  Rebecca Jean Gilsdorf, Water Supply & Sanitation Specialist, World Bank Ndeye Awa Diagne, Young…

Seema Thomas |

Ms. Tettey wakes her children up at 3.30 am every morning to be able to make it to the front of the line at the nearest public toilet block, located about 150 meters from her house in Accra’s La…

Sanyu Lutalo |

Suguna, one of the many women who has benefited from Aadhaar– her digital identity. © Bernat Parera In Para village of Rajasthan, India, Shanti Devi’s livelihood depends on wages earned through…

Nandan Nilekani |

  Sanitation Blocks in Charmanculo Poor sanitation is the all too familiar story in many expanding African cities and Mozambique’s capital city Maputo is no exception. In fact, over half of the…

Baghi rathan, Odete Duarte Muximpua |