The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7...

Karin Erika Kemper |

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic...

Sharmila Bellur |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice....

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

© Gerardo Segura Warnholtz  In Science magazine, earlier this year, researchers revealed that ancient forest peoples of the Amazon helped create much of the imposing forest landscape that the...

Gerardo Segura Warnholtz |

In 2006, I was working in Aceh, Indonesia (with the Red Cross), a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Amongst other post-disaster recovery activities, we were working with 20...

Saurabh Dani |

Across the Europe and Central Asia region today, policymakers are confronted daily with a wide range of development challenges and decisions, but the potential impacts of adverse natural events...

Alanna Simpson, Joaquin Toro |

También disponible en: Inglés Mientras Marruecos se prepara para ser el país anfitrión de la próxima reunión mundial sobre cambio climático en noviembre de 2016, el mundo dirige su mirada hacia la...

Martin Heger, Maria Sarraf |

Албан бус орчуулга. 25 жилийн түүхээ 25 өдөрт багтаан бичиж байгаа аяныхаа хүрээнд өнөөдөр 2010 оны онцлох үйл явдлуудыг эргэн саная. 2010 оныг эргэн дурсахад над хамгийн түрүүнд нарлаг, халуун...

Badamchimeg Dondog |

As we continue with our stories of 25 years in 25 days, today we bring 2010 under the spotlight. My very first thought of 2010 brings me back to sunny and hot Brisbane, Australia where I studied...

Badamchimeg Dondog |