Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

Mujeres hacen trabajos artesanales en una feria de artesanía en Lalitpur, Nepal. © Peter Kapuscinski/Banco Mundial [[tweetable]]Hoy existe una gran preocupación por la tecnología y cómo cambiará…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Des femmes réalisent des travaux de couture à la main lors de l’Everest Fashion Fair Craft à Patan, au Népal. © Peter Kapuscinski/Banque mondiale [[tweetable]]Tout le monde parle de la technologie…

Kristalina Georgieva |

تمثل التكنولوجيا وما ستفعله لتغيير أسلوب عملنا الفكرة المتسلطة في الوقت الحالي. الحقيقة هي أنه لا أحد يعلم على وجه اليقين ما سيحدث- فالشيء الأكيد الوحيد هو حالة الشك والريبة وعدم اليقين. كيف إذن…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

When I used to work in Rwanda, I lived on a small street in Kigali. Every time I invited friends over, I would tell them to “walk past the Embassy, look out for the Church, and then continue to…

Linus Pott |

The World Bank Group surveys its stakeholders from country governments, development organizations, civil society, private sector, academia, and media in all client countries across the globe.…

Svetlana Markova |

Between 1977 and 1997, the World Bank supported “sites and services” projects in 27 cities across India A freshly-minted architect stood staring at a sea of toilets. Row after row of them, on…

Sumila Gulyani |

Within the next 30 years, urban populations in developing countries will double and UN-Habitat estimates that around 3 billion people will need housing and basic infrastructure. Already, 70% of…

Parul Agarwala, Syed Usman Javaid |

Many regions and countries face urbanization challenges, South Asia is no exception. Although the region is currently the least urbanized region in the world, its urbanization rate is on par with…

Judy Deng |

According to recent estimates, South Asia is facing a shortage of 38 million housing units, largely affecting low and middle-income households. It comes as no surprise that informal settlements,…

Parul Agarwala |