The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7…

Karin Erika Kemper |

Cod in many guises from dry fish for export to Nigeria to selling collagen and oil elsewhere. Photo: Joao Moura/World Bank From Mozambique’s white-sand beaches to Iceland’s snow-white ports, a…

Joao Moura Estevao MarquesdaFonseca |

O bacalhau em muitas formas, de peixe seco para exportação à Nigéria até colágeno e óleo para venda em outros lugares. Foto: João Moura / Banco Mundial Das praias de areia branca de Moçambique aos…

Joao Moura Estevao MarquesdaFonseca |

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 |

In 2006, I was working in Aceh, Indonesia (with the Red Cross), a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Amongst other post-disaster recovery activities, we were working with 20…

Saurabh Dani |

Across the Europe and Central Asia region today, policymakers are confronted daily with a wide range of development challenges and decisions, but the potential impacts of adverse natural events…

Alanna Simpson, Joaquin Toro |

También disponible en: Inglés Mientras Marruecos se prepara para ser el país anfitrión de la próxima reunión mundial sobre cambio climático en noviembre de 2016, el mundo dirige su mirada hacia la…

Martin Heger, Maria Sarraf |

Climate change imposes stark challenges in West and Central Africa, where droughts and floods are already frequent. Vast portions of the region’s populations are poor, dependent on natural…

Jennifer J. Sara |

La France vient d’accueillir la COP21 et de mener à bien les négociations pour une issue qui a été qualifiée de franc succès : l’Accord de Paris de 2015. Ce texte a obtenu l’adhésion de 196 pays…

Jonathan Walters, Silvia Pariente-David |