Photo: Gary Denness/Flickr An affordable, safe, and good-quality transport system brings social and economic value to everyone, and is key to increasing access to services and opportunities. But…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Samhita Kumar, Shomik Mehndiratta |

Photo: Eduardo Santillán Trujillo/Presidencia de la República del Ecuador It’s easy for me to take public transport for granted: a mere 5 minutes’ walk from my office at the World Bank…

Sameh Wahba, Grace Muhimpundu |

During Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, World Bank Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin and Arturo Ardila-Gomez, Global Lead for Urban Mobility & Lead Transport Economist, look at an example…

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

Photo credit: Rajarshi Mitra/Flickr Next week, the international community will gather at Habitat III - the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development - to discuss…

Nancy Vandycke |

Communities hosting refugees, more often than not, inhabit marginal areas which are characterized as underdeveloped, underserved, and environmentally fragile. In these areas, basic social services…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Ashutosh Raina |

Increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that create this technology. In many places there are barriers to simply using…

Mariana Dahan, Melanie Walker |

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, consejera de Estado de Myanmar y ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz, se dirigió a representantes de Gobiernos de países ricos y pobres durante una reunión realizada esta…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Si l’on veut parvenir à réduire la pauvreté et à faire en sorte que personne ne soit exclu de la croissance économique, il est indispensable de s’attaquer en profondeur à cinq enjeux clés : la…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, state counselor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize winner, told representatives from governments rich and poor at a meeting this week in Myanmar that reducing poverty and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Pour la première fois, la pauvreté extrême est passée sous la barre des 10 %. Jamais le monde n’aura affiché autant d’ambitions pour le développement qu’aujourd’hui. Depuis l’adoption des…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |