World Bank Group funds projects to rein in pollution at every stage of plastic value chain.

David Malpass |

As countries grapple with the impact of COVID-19, policy makers are seeking effective, balanced solutions to address both public health and economic recovery challenges.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

The key hygiene issues arise at the consumption stage and downstream, during collection and sorting of plastic waste before recycling.

Grzegorz Peszko |

As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.

Kristalina Georgieva |

Leading global development actors, philanthropists, and companies call for increased action and investment to ensure that women and girls are no longer limited because of their periods.

Thorsten Kiefer |

Suguna, one of the many women who has benefited from Aadhaar– her digital identity. © Bernat Parera In Para village of Rajasthan, India, Shanti Devi’s livelihood depends on wages earned through…

Nandan Nilekani |

© World Bank Sustained long-term development interventions combined with disruptive technologies can make a real difference in solving entrenched multi-faceted poverty challenges. For over twenty…

Alok K. Singh |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy The North Atlantic hurricane season officially opens June 1, and there are predictions that storms this year could be worse than average again. That would…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

[[tweetable]]Improving people’s lives is more than offering services. [[/tweetable]]It requires people to be active participants in development, demanding services and products that add value to…

Arianna Legovini |

© 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 |