City landscape, Tianjin, China. Photo: Yang Aijun / World Bank More than 180 countries have submitted their intended national climate plans to get on a low-carbon development pathway ahead of…

Xueman Wang |

और इन भाषाओं में: English | Español | Français | العربية | 中文 An Indian woman cooking. Photo credit: Romana Manpreet and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves यह एक सच्‍चाई है: लकड़ी, चारकोल, कोयले…

Anita Marangoly George |

Really – let’s. It’s a fact: Indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth…

Anita Marangoly George |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, senior policymakers…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

container ship in Panama canal Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wirralwater/  A few months ago, I had a chance to visit the Panama…

Teo Eng Cheong |

Most of us attendees were novices in the area of inland water transportation in India and were curious to know what Arnab Bandyopadhay, Senior Transport Engineer at the World Bank’s India country…

Shivika Singh |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

Global commodity prices underwent an exceptionally strong and sustained boom beginning in 2000. Unlike a typical price cycle, this boom has been characterized as a “super cycle”, i.e., a demand-…

John Baffes |

First, we need to address “energy poverty” if we want to end poverty. We find that energy poverty means two things: Poor people are the least likely to have access to power. And they are more…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Last month, the World Bank and IMF both put out predictions that, this year, India would overtake China in terms of GDP growth rate. This caused a flutter and was widely reported around the world…

Kaushik Basu |