At the beginning of March, before lockdown from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I visited Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a place that was my home for four years from mid-2015 to mid-…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

  ¿Quién pensaría que Panamá es conocido popularmente como el país más frío de América Latina? Cualquier persona que viaje a este país debe considerar, además de las imágenes de playas…

Mariano González Serrano, Melisa Gaitan Fanconi |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Tal vez se asombre, pero la mayoría de los hogares centroamericanos reciben subsidios eléctricos directos, favoreciendo, en algunos casos, a 8 de cada 10 hogares. Esto beneficia, sin duda, a…

Liliana Sousa |

Some months ago, during a visit to one of the Central American countries, while we were on a call with the head of the electricity dispatch center, we noticed by the tone of his voice, that he was…

Mariano González Serrano, Melisa Gaitan Fanconi |

Photo: Sarah Farhat/World Bank Group What exactly do we mean by green growth? For us, it’s not just about riding bikes and planting trees. The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) defines green…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

As countries prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Turkey next week, global growth and infrastructure needs will be at the top of decision makers’ concerns. And rightly so: Infrastructure – roads,…

Robert Montgomery |

A medida que los países se preparan para reunirse en la cumbre del G-20 en Turquía la próxima semana, las necesidades de crecimiento y de infraestructura a nivel mundial serán una de las…

Robert Montgomery |

World Bank Africa VP at the Bujagali hydropower plant in Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda--World Bank Africa Region Vice President Makhtar Diop, in Uganda for development talks with President Museveni, his…

Makhtar Diop |

Well before sunrise in the small village of Msangani, Tanzania, Tunu ali Matekenya begins work at five, baking fresh bread.  Formerly an agricultural laborer, Tunu’s life has improved thanks to…

Srilata Kammila |