In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.

William R. Sutton, Xinyu Weng |

Let’s start with a little quiz. Grab a piece of paper and pencil.   What’s the share of legal immigrants in the US population? (or you can choose the Germany, UK, Italy, Sweden or France).  A…

Markus Goldstein |

This is the ninth in this years' job market series Despite large investments in piped water throughout the developing world, the share of urban households without piped water has remained…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

The inspiring slogan of the UN Climate Change conference COP23 “Uniting for Climate Action – Further Faster Together” still reverberates in my daily thoughts. The World Bank Group partnered with…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Global action on climate change to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals was a key message delivered by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea at the United Nations High…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Hurricane Patricia. Photo credit: NASA Earth Observatory [[tweetable]] We’re witnessing an unprecedented uptick in record-breaking storms.[[/tweetable]] In October last year, Hurricane Patricia…

John Roome |

This is the first of our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Return migration is an important channel through which migrant-sending countries stand to benefit from…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Participants at the 13th FCPF Carbon Fund meeting in Brussels, Belgium Credits: FCPF Carbon Fund With all eyes on Paris climate meetings in December, we are at a critical moment to show that our…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Also available in: Español | Français This weekend, the leaders of the G7 committed to a series of actions that mark their first serious recognition of the economic transformation that is ahead of…

Rachel Kyte |

Fossil fuel subsidies are bad economic policy, bad social policy and bad for the environment. Yet, many countries have some type of fossil fuel subsidy. In 2013, those subsidies added up to nearly…

Marianne Fay |