Young Wayúu girls go fetch water in La Guajira, Colombia Extending the human right of access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) services to Indigenous Peoples represents the final step for many…

Clementine Marie Stip, Dianna M. Pizarro, Lilian Pena Pereira Weiss, Miguel Vargas-Ramirez |

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 |

  Just fourteen projects in energy, transport and water/sanitation.  In only eight countries. Totaling $2.7 billion.   There are 56 IDA countries (excluding three “inactive” and a few rich enough…

Laurence Carter |

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 |

Boat passengers in rural Bangladesh. Photo credit: Erik Nora When my team and I saw this boat passing by us in July 2013 in rural Bangladesh, near the border with Mizoram, Northeast India, and…

Diep Nguyen-Van Houtte |

Today is World Habitat Day. Created almost 30 years ago, the day promotes adequate shelter for all. Why should this be mentioned in a blog on investing in health? Because adequate shelter,…

Quentin Wodon, Clarence Tsimpo Nkengne |

Les systèmes de prépaiement peuvent-ils élargir l’accès aux services de l’eau aux populations défavorisées des villes et centres urbains d’Afrique ? Peuvent-ils en améliorer la qualité ? Cette…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |