Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |

There are currently 66 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, 26 million fleeing their countries as refugees and 40 million internally displaced - the worst such crisis since World…

Omer Karasapan |

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 |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank Delivering pension or disability services may sound mundane, but if you have seen the recent award-winning movie,  I, Daniel Blake, it is anything but. As the film…

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti, Aziza Umarova |

Photo: mozakim/bigstock As an upper-middle income country with a majority of its population living in cities, Malaysia is situated among the countries that prove urbanization is key to achieving…

Judy Baker, Marcus Lee |

(Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank)  World Refugee Day happens once year, but the issues it is designed to highlight are a daily concern for Lebanon. As the country which hosts the world’s largest…

Noah Yarrow |

In the 15th century, few places in Southeast Asia rivalled Melaka as a trading hub – a strategic conduit for the bustling spice trade. As traders from the region settled in the area and…

Adeline Choy, Katarina Barunica Spoljaric, Dini Djalal |

Our continued belief in the enormous resourcefulness, resilience and sheer drive of young Arab women has yet again been reconfirmed. 

Ayat Soliman, Olivier Lavinal |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English خلال العامين الماضيين، كانت الأمطار شحيحة في الصومال. وما تلا ذلك مأساوي بالطبع: جفاف الآبار، ونفوق الماشية، وانهيار المحاصيل الزراعية، والهجرات والنزوح…

كلوديا سادوف, Dominick Revell de Waal, Edoardo Borgomeo |

View the full infographic here For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests. Migration.  Masses…

Claudia W. Sadoff, Dominick Revell de Waal, Edoardo Borgomeo |