As fossil fuel companies consider ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions amid increasing shareholder scrutiny about climate change, Ørsted’s transformation offers a tantalizing alternative…

Alzbeta Klein |

The cargo bicycle, also known as the freight or utility bike, is enjoying a renaissance and recognition as a cleaner, safer, and more efficient mode of urban freight delivery and passenger…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

What is the impact of transport projects on income, jobs, economic growth, and other key development outcomes? An ongoing World Bank program seeks to answer this question as thoroughly as possible…

Nancy Vandycke, Javier Morales Sarriera |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person…

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |

Opening plenary of the Africa Carbon Forum Albert Einstein once said: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” For years I have wondered about this. Surely you can understand something…

Weijen Leow |

 Innovate4Climate Finance & Markets Week. Photo: World Bank / Simone D. McCourtie [[tweetable]]What does public debt have to do with combatting climate change?[[/tweetable]]   A few years ago…

Miria Pigato |

Photo: Sarah Farat/World Bank They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  While visiting the World Bank library the other day, I was struck by how many development publications featured…

Roger Gorham |

Women in Panama participated in activities supported by the capacity building program. Photo credit: World Bank   This year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which kicked off last week in…

Kennan Rapp |