Street names in Accra, Ghana. Photo credit: Ben Welle/ Flickr CC When I used to work in Rwanda, I lived on a small street in Kigali. Every time I invited friends over, I would tell them to “walk...

Linus Pott |

[[tweetable]]How cultural heritage and sustainable tourism help reduce poverty[[/tweetable]]   China has seen a booming tourism industry during the last few decades, thanks to a fast-developing...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Judy Zheng Jia |

Urban population in Africa will double within the next 25 years and reach 1 billion people by 2040, but concentration of people in cities has not been accompanied by economic density. Typical...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Somik Lall |

  Over a billion people—about 15% of the world’s population—have disabilities. Almost 80% of them live in the developing world, which is undergoing rapid urbanization. While urbanization brings...

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

Community members from Nepal learn how to make paper jewelry crafts from Ibasho-Japan members.  (Photo: Margaret Arnold / World Bank) In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal in April...

Margaret Arnold |