As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

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Tariq Khokhar |

Local communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh have created awareness videos to encourage the consumption of nutritious foods, including indigenous foods, threatened by packaged…

Wasiur Rahman Tonmoy |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

  Le 17 octobre marque le 25ème anniversaire de la journée mondiale contre la pauvreté. Aidez-nous à créer un œuvre collective qui symbolisera l'espoir et la cohésion afin d'inciter les…

Mario Trubiano |

This blogpost is part of a series of thematic blogs for the World Bank's Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic. Woman carries water containers near polluted stream…

Libbet Loughnan, Craig Kullmann |

In the Dominican Republic, more than one third of young women aged between 18 and 22 get married or form an informal union before turning 18, while one in five has already given birth before…

Quentin Wodon |

C’est aujourd’hui la Journée internationale des populations autochtones. Les peuples autochtones et les minorités ethniques représentent environ 370 millions de personnes réparties dans plus de 90…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maninder Gill, Luis Felipe Duchicela |

This is the third of a three-part series, Resilience in the of the Eye of the Storm, on how Bangladesh has become a leader in coastal resilience.   Over the years, Bangladesh has taken major…

Sameh Wahba, Swarna Kazi |