English version   En los últimos años, el interés hacia las imágenes satelitales se ha vuelto cada vez más fuerte. Herramientas como Google Earth, drones y microsatélites han acaparado los…

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Ana I. Aguilera |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

I was reflecting on the saying that “ignorance is bliss” as our plane was landing in Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific. We had been advised that portions of the recent runway…

Chris Bennett |

Photo: Christopher R. Bennett/World Bank Few things are more depressing than seeing the damage caused by cyclones on transport infrastructure. Especially when it is a causeway that was only…

Chris Bennett, Theuns Henning |

This blog is part of the series "Small changes, big impacts: applying #behavioralscience into development". While Latin America is rich in water, people’s ability to access safe,…

Juan Jose Miranda, Paul Ferraro |

Este blog es parte de la serie "Pequeños cambios, grandes impactos: aplicando #cienciasdelcomportamiento al desarrollo"   Si bien América Latina y el Caribe es rica en agua, el acceso a…

Juan Jose Miranda, Paul Ferraro |

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Photo: Victoria Ojea/World Bank

Jorge Familiar |

The World Bank employs a variety of specialists in different disciplines, often with abstract and hard to understand titles. Not me. When people ask what I do for the Bank I say “I build roads”.…

Chris Bennett |