Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

“Resilient users” are individuals, households, and communities that are constantly devising new ways to cope with lack of infrastructure.

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Clearly, Africa’s strong reform drive is cause for celebration. The sober truth, however, is that the world’s most difficult places for businesses are still largely found in Africa

Hafez Ghanem, Sérgio Pimenta |

Every year, some 150,000 people die on India's roads. To make transport safer and protect lives, the World Bank is helping the country enhance all dimensions of road safety, from policy and…

Ashok Kumar, Pratap Tvgssshrk, Sri Kumar Tadimalla |

Photo: Frederick Noronha/Flickr Working to finance major infrastructure projects, World Bank teams have seen time and again that the sustainability of investments depends ultimately on the…

Pratap Tvgssshrk |

It takes a lot to do a first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) well. In the past 12 months, we witnessed the successful financial close of two landmark PPPs: the Tibar Bay Port PPP—a first for…

Jemima Sy |

As recently as 2006, Timor-Leste was in crisis. Only a few years into independence, the country was torn by riots and political turmoil. Not surprisingly, its business climate was one of the…

Christopher Bleakley |