Civil society has been dealing with the problem of sexual harassment in public spaces in innovative ways. Creative marketing campaigns are popping all over the world, including Take Back the Metro…

Bianca Bianchi Alves, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

Every year, more than 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes worldwide, equivalent to nearly eight Boeing 747 plane crashes every day. As developing economies grow and private car ownership…

Jose Luis Irigoyen, Holger Dalkmann |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @canaless   Recently, as part of a broader cost cutting initiative, World Bank management decided to do away with a long standing policy of…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Diego Canales |

There were more than 7 billion people on earth in 2013. While this is the highest number ever, the population growth rate has been steadily declining, in part due to declining fertility rates. …

Emi Suzuki |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @cataochoa   Smartphone apps are bringing massive changes to the taxi industry in ways that urban transport has not seen in a long while. From the US…

Shomik Mehndiratta, María Catalina Ochoa |

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates…

Dereje Ketema Wolde |