As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

© Crédits photo : Center for Conservation and Research, Sri Lanka Dans le village de Bulugolla, au Sri Lanka, les habitants poussent un soupir de soulagement. On est au mois d’octobre et la…

Hasita Bhammar |

© Center for Conservation and Research, Sri Lanka The members of the community in the Bulugolla village in Sri Lanka breathed a sigh of relief. It was the month of October and the rice harvest had…

Hasita Bhammar |

© Dominic Chavez/World Bank India’s state of Chhattisgarh faced a daunting challenge in the mid-2000s. About half of its public food distribution was leaked, meaning that it never reached the…

Ugo Gentilini, Harold Alderman, Ruslan Yemtsov |

في اليوم العالمي للسكان الذي حل الأسبوع الماضي، كنت أفكر في البهجة التي يجلبها الأطفال وفي حق المرأة في أن تقرر توقيت إنجابهم. فهذا الأمر يهم المرأة بقدر مايهم المجتمع كله. لايمكن أن تكون هناك…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

Registered nurses look after newborns at a maternity hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Des infirmières veillent sur des nouveaux-nés dans une maternité à Freetown, en Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale La semaine dernière était l'occasion de célébrer la Journée…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Enfermeras cuidan a recién nacidos en un hospital de maternidad en Freetown, Sierra Leona. © Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial La semana pasada, cuando se celebró el Día Mundial de la Población, pensé…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Photo: Sinkdd/Flickr For many countries, damages and losses related to transport are a significant proportion of the economic impacts of disasters, often more than destruction to housing and…

Shanika Hettige, Shoko Takemoto, Robert Lucas |