Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate...

Ellysar Baroudy |

Young Wayúu girls go fetch water in La Guajira, Colombia Extending the human right of access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) services to Indigenous Peoples represents the final step for many...

Clementine Marie Stip, Dianna M. Pizarro, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Miguel Vargas-Ramirez |

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 |

© Andrea Borgarello/World Bank El año pasado, más de 100 países incorporaron medidas relacionadas con el cambio del uso del suelo y los bosques en sus contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional...

Julia Bucknall, James Close |

There is no better way to mark this year’s World Cities Day than reflecting on the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the recent Habitat III conference in Quito. The agenda reaffirms the...

Sameh Wahba, Sarah Xinyuan Lin |

[[tweetable]]Cities around the world face increasingly complex challenges such as rapid urbanization and climate change.[[/tweetable]] Meanwhile, many cities facing the most pressing problems lack...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, George W. McCarthy |

By 2030, without efforts to boost urban resilience, climate change may push up to 77 million urban residents into poverty.   The good news is that the world has a brief window of opportunity to...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Joe Leitmann |

La semana pasada fui parte de la delegación del Banco Mundial en la Conferencia Habitat III en Quito, reflexionando sobre el futuro de las ciudades y participando en un panel sobre seguridad...

Francisco Obreque |

En apoyo de la "Nueva Agenda Urbana" adoptada esta semana durante la conferencia mundial de Hábitat III organizada por la ONU, ocho bancos multilaterales de desarrollo (BMD)- el Banco...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Juan Pablo Bonilla |