From public transit quality to land use patterns, there are many factors that may impact people's ability to access essential services like healthcare or education. A new World Bank study...

Aiga Stokenberga, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

This is one of a series of guest blog posts we are developing for various regions as part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This post explores a Hotline for Female Entertainment...

Carinne Brody, Siyan Yi |

A sudden shaking. Crushing sounds. Cars honking. People running out onto the streets... This scene may seem like the opening of a blockbuster superhero movie, but it is actually what happened on...

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Martina Vojković, Sunčica Pleština |

By better understanding the evolution of the relationship between host and refugee communities in Ethiopia, the World Bank hopes that it can support hosting governments in enabling these groups to...

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar, Andrea Woodhouse |

Even in the absence of a pandemic, refugees who are forced to move due to conflict, persecution, environmental disasters and poverty - or a combination of these factors - face innumerable...

Helidah Refiloe Ogude, Tamuka Chekero |

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that being able to move patients, key workers, and essential supplies quickly can mean the difference between life and death. So, how can we ensure reliable...

Xavier Espinet, Sadig Aliyev, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Veasna Bun |

Medical emergencies are often a race against time. When minutes can make the difference between life and death, access to resilient roads is critical to ambulances and other essential services....

Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones |

Le financement des risques de catastrophe est au cœur même des Objectifs de développement durable. En fait, c'est un aspect si crucial que leur réalisation pourrait être compromise si l'...

Alfonso Garcia Mora |