Today, 4.4 billion people— just over half the world’s population—live in cities. In just the next three decades, two out of every three people on the planet will live in cities. Cities are the…

Juergen Voegele |

Virtual reality (VR) offers teachers and school administrators opportunities to foster empathy and cohesion with refugee students, as is already happening through a World Bank-supported project in…

Marjorie Chinen, Ana María Oviedo |

Türkiye's new Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) is the first such report by the World Bank Group. It finds that the economic benefits of a resilient, net-zero transition could be…

Auguste Kouamé, Stéphane Hallegatte |

Juergen Voegele reflects on the latest IPCC report and how addressing the climate crisis connects across the sustainable development agenda.

Juergen Voegele |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces 4 papers published from February 16 to February 28 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Mountains are crucial for economic growth, and preserving mountain landscapes is among the key objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals for a green and just future.

Kseniya Lvovsky, Nigara Abate |

While countries should take advantage of the apparel industry to bring more women in the labor force, they also need policies to tackle barriers that prevent women from pursuing careers.

Stacey Frederick, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara |

About 35 percent of the world’s population live in 60 upper-middle income countries. Chasing economic growth, many of these countries invest heavily in transport infrastructure. Here's an…

Kerem Cosar, Banu Demir, Devaki Ghose, Nathaniel Young |

The World Bank partnered with the Turkish government to explore an innovative and powerful way to accelerate data sharing, namely the creation of “data spaces,” with the broader objective of…

Charles Hurpy |

The value of the internet for human development and welfare cannot be overemphasized, let alone our dependence on it in online education.

Tarik Hakan Akçin |