Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

Concerns over climate change took center stage at this year’s World Bank annual meetings. The message was clear: there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff between economic growth and a cleaner,…

Harun Onder, Miles McKenna |

A parte realmente interessante de trabalhar em infraestrutura é todos conhecerem a própria tarefa.   Nós todos pagamos contas, ficamos sem energia durante tempestades e nos preocupamos com a…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |

También disponible en English Lo bueno de trabajar en infraestructura es que todo el mundo sabe lo que uno hace.   Todos hemos pagado cuentas, sufrido cortes de luz durante una tormenta, y nos…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |

Estoy en Brasilia, en el IV Foro Latinoamericano de Medios Públicos. Los expertos en el tema, pero también quienes tienen la responsabilidad diaria de manejar los medios de comunicación del Estado…

Mariana Ceratti |

smile and say 'PISA!' Much of the discussion related to how new technologies can be used in classrooms in low and middle income countries focuses on the use of PCs, desktops and tablets…

Michael Trucano |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |

Sovereign difficulties have divided financial markets in the Euro area, thereby increasing differences in bank lending rates across countries. Policy makers in both Brussels and Frankfurt are…

Matija Laco |

the way most projects 'scale up' just might yield inequitable results Much is made of the necessity to 'scale up' in international development circles. Here at the World Bank,…

Michael Trucano |

Esto puede resultar obvio para muchos, pero nunca me canso de repetirlo: en mi experiencia, cuando una sociedad participa en el diseño de los programas de desarrollo, los resultados son…

Peter Siegenthaler |