Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in global gas flaring globally in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Zubin Bamji |

Although they are facing many similar challenges, the transport and energy sectors seem to be working in parallel tracks. If we want to find credible solutions to the climate challenge, it is…

Nancy Vandycke |

This blog is the third in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in April 2019 edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook.   Natural…

Peter Nagle |

Traditional Charcoal Stoves in Haiti/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Across the world, over 3 billion people cook with solid biomass over traditional stoves resulting in negative impacts on health and…

Katie Kennedy Freeman |

2018 continued to see major shifts in global energy markets and extractive industries, which were reflected in the work done by the World Bank in developing and middle-income countries. From…

Aarthi Sivaraman |

In many countries, natural resources and extractive minerals are lucrative state assets that fail to contribute to economic prosperity. In resource-rich Africa, regulatory mismanagement,…

Cari Votava |

Photo: World Bank
I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change was preceded by analysis covering the science and viability of response measures, including both adaptation to the impacts of climate change and measures…

Daniele La Porta Arrobas, Kirsten Hund |

Prices for most industrial commodities, notably energy and metals, are projected to rise in 2017 while agricultural prices are expected to remain stable, the World Bank says in its April 2017…

John Baffes, Shane Streifel |

  Offshore oil and rig platform. Photo: © curraheeshutter / Shutterstock. Countries with large nonrenewable resources can benefit significantly from them, but reliance on revenues from these…

Rolando Ossowski, Håvard Halland |