It is a chapel. Small, hardly the size of a barn. A cube of rough cut stone. Superbly isolated, but sitting on historically hallowed ground. Old enough to carry memories. Although unprepossessing…

Dan Petrescu |

إنها كنيسة صغيرة، بحجم حظيرة . مكعبٌ صغيرٌ مبني من الأحجار المقطعة دون انتظام. رغم عزلتها، فهي تقبع على أرضٍ مقدسةٍ تاريخياً؛ عتيقةً بما يكفي لحمل الذكريات. وعلى تواضعها فهي ليست مُهمَلة، فأبوابها…

Dan Petrescu |

Ce robinet public dessert 1000 familles à El Alto, en Bolivie. (Photo par Stephan Bachenheimer / Banque mondiale) Les villes secondaires ou petites villes* ne sont généralement pas desservies par…

Fadel Ndaw |

A motorized tricycle fitted with a small tank provides desludging services in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo credit: Kathy Eales / World Bank Our last blog outlined the neglect of Fecal Sludge…

Peter Hawkins, Isabel Blackett |

District farmers discussing transportation and storage of seed potatoes. Credit: World Bank In Nepal, the Jagattradevi and Tulsibhanjyang areas of the Syangja District are rapidly emerging as…

Purna Bahadur Chhetri |

When the water is poor, people get sick: they have diarrhea; their growth is stunted; they die. When the air is poor, people get sick: they cough; they cannot leave their beds; they die. However,…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |

If you think the summers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are hot—think again. Summers are likely to become much warmer. Global temperatures are rising; the question now is by how…

Maria Sarraf |

Vous pensez que les étés sont généralement chauds dans la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord (MENA) ? Mais tout est relatif : les étés devraient y devenir encore plus chauds. Les…

Maria Sarraf |

إذا كنت تعتقد أن فصل الصيف في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا حار بالفعل ، فكر مرة أخرى. من المرجح أن يصبح الصيف أكثر حرارة. فدرجات الحرارة على مستوى العالم ترتفع؛ والسؤال المطروح هو بأي مقدار سترتفع…

ماريا صراف |

Interview Water is a scarce commodity: we should take care of it. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region there is really very little choice. The region only receives about two percent…

Inger Andersen |