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 |

Traveling in the Sahel region, I have seen how conflict, poverty, natural disasters, and climate change are reversing the region's development path and magnifying people's mass…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Building on data and extensive analytical work, the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) is working with countries to transform their transport systems and create a better future.

Nancy Vandycke, Marcela Silva |

Ibadan is the third most populous city in Nigeria—Africa’s largest country in terms of population and economy. This city of six million also happens to be the country’s largest in terms of…

Robert Reid, Iguniwari Thomas Ekeu-Wei, Zirra Banu |

Temperatures in the Sahel are increasing 1.5 times faster than the global average, and around 80 percent of the farmland has lost some degree of its natural productivity. Together, these factors…

Simeon Ehui, Maria Sarraf |

The World Bank has been working closely with Sierra Leone to improve urban mobility. Part of this involves giving local students the skills and resources they need to become the transport leaders…

Xavier Espinet, Fatima Arroyo Arroyo |

By 2050, demand for meat and dairy products in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 327% and 270%, respectively, while demand for grains is projected to rise by 190%, in comparison with…

Caroline Plante |

Although women's mobility patterns are different from men's, the design of public transport systems hardly ever reflects that reality. How can we turn this around and create transit…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Irene Portabales González, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Giselle Marie Bello |

In the face of COVID-19, how can we protect mass transit and build momentum for sustainable urban mobility?

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Irene Portabales González, Lorena Sierra Valdivieso, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon |

February 21, 2020 was a day of celebration in Koné Béri, Niger. People gathered in the village for a ceremony 14 years in the making. Some had doubted that a “crazy idea to sell the air,” as local…

Mirko Serkovic |