With youth unemployment extremely high in Latin America, numerous government efforts have been under way to help the poorest individuals. In Colombia, the "Jóvenes en Acción" or "...

Jessica Owens |

Mr. Julio Lopes, Secretary of Transport of the State of Rio de Janeiro, recently visited the World Bank to present what the city is doing to improve the quality of public transport. It is a...

Julie Babinard |

Después de meses de preparación, llega el fin de semana del Hackatón de Saneamiento. (i) En una docena de países (i) de todo el mundo, expertos sanitarios y profesionales de tecnologías de la...

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

After months of preparation, the Sanitation Hackathon weekend is upon us.In dozens of countries around the world, IT and sanitation experts will join forces for an intensive brainstorming and...

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

Como si de un brote primaveral se tratara, miles de trabajadores latinoamericanos se están subiendo a sus bicicletas para ir a sus puestos de trabajo. Esta estampa, tradicionalmente asociada a...

Robert Valls, Carolina Marcela Crerar |

All climate negotiations have been based on staying below 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. Yet it looks increasingly unlikely that that will be possible. A new report, Turn Down the Heat:...

Julia Bucknall |

Our World Bank community has been out in the field with video cameras asking families, farmers, workers and parents from all corners of the globe: What will it take… to improve your life?.. to get...

Mehreen Arshad Sheikh |

Also available in Portuguese, Español There is no arguing that high food prices are taking a heavy toll on Latin America’s families, business and governments, fueling ripple effects on people’s...

Marie Chantal Messier |

In Portuguese In Spanish Regardless of a country’s stage of economic development, their governments make payments to, and collect payments from individuals and businesses. Financial resources are...

Massimo Cirasino |