Delhi and the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR) are often the focus of media reports on air quality, but poor air quality is a concern across the country, as noted in a recent World Bank...

John Roome |

The rise of blockchain promises to revolutionize many sectors, including cross-border trade logistics and global supply chains: blockchain can help track international shipments more effectively,...

Chi Fung Fan, Almud Weitz, Yin Lam |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in...

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy The North Atlantic hurricane season officially opens June 1, and there are predictions that storms this year could be worse than average again. That would...

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

Ponto-cho Alley, Kyoto. (Barbara Minguez Garcia / World Bank, 2016)   It is 7:45 p.m. in Ponto-cho, the historic narrow alley at the core of the Japanese city of Kyoto. Close to the Kaburenjo...

Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman |

Also available in: Español | 中文 Credit: Lois Goh/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Modernity’s most common story spanning national, cultural and religious borders is about people moving from rural areas to...

Luis Triveno, Elkin Velasquez Monsalve |

Hurricane Irma moves through the Caribbean in this satellite image from September 5th, 2017. Image credit: NOAA The last few weeks have been a stark reminder of how [[tweetable]]natural disasters...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to...

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

About this series More blog posts The social inclusion of disadvantaged groups is necessary for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, said government representatives, experts, and civil...

Lauri Sivonen |

It is widely acknowledged that reducing emissions from deforestation could bring about one-third of the greenhouse gas emission reductions we need by 2030 to stay on a 2-degrees trajectory. But...

Tone Skogen |