Most of us are familiar with Benjamin Franklin’s observation that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  For many of us, we could also add physical disability…

Chris Bennett |

The Meyer family from Anitapolis, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil A rude awakening by geese screaming at my door was not the way I envisioned starting my day. With temperatures near freezing, the…

Diego Arias |

Poor “Cariocas” living in the periphery of the Rio Metropolitan Region spend a very long time commuting. People from the city’s outskirts travel, on average, almost 90 minutes a day to and from…

Daniel Pulido, Fatima Arroyo Arroyo |

Our group visits the goat meat processing plant in Jussara, Bahia. Photo by Fatima Amazonas/World Bank.

Martin Raiser |

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Talk about ‘growth’ in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That’s no surprise. For over a decade, average…

Katia Vostroknutova, Jorge Thompson Araujo, Konstantin M. Wacker, Mateo Clavijo Munoz |

  Peatonito is a Mexican transport specialist using humor to interact with drivers and create awareness about the need to respect traffic rules. Photo: Peatonito / Flick Walking is the cheapest,…

Bianca Bianchi Alves, Georges Darido |

Taxi drivers in Sao Paulo recently protesting the regularization of TNCs such as Uber. Photo by: Diego Torres Silvestre / Flickr How to regulate and manage the emerging services of shared and on-…

Georges Darido, Bianca Bianchi Alves, Felipe Targa |

Transport projects typically do not include the reduction of crime and violence as an objective, but it could be a collateral benefit from investments in certain equipment and services also meant…

Georges Darido |