In the last three decades, East Asia has reaped the demographic dividend. An abundant and growing labor force powered almost one-third of the region’s per capita income growth from the 1960s to…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

Photo: Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale ​Attardons-nous d’abord sur quelques chiffres : ce matin, pendant que vous preniez votre petit déjeuner, environ 15 000 personnes sont venues grossir la…

Keith Hansen |

Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial ​Piense en esto: en el momento en que tomaba el desayuno esta mañana, la población urbana mundial aumentaba en unas 15 000 personas. Esta cifra se incrementará a 180 …

Keith Hansen |

​图片:Dominic Chavez/世界银行 请想象以下情景:您今天吃完早饭时,全世界城市人口增长了1.5万人左右。到今天结束时,这一数字将增至18万;到本周末,它将增至130万。在空间如此广阔的地球上,城市人口的这一增速就像把所有人集中到面积与法国一样大的某个国家。 目前 ,城市是全世界大部分人口的居住地,也是人口增长越来越快的地方,还是不久后大部分贫困人口的聚居地。  那么,…

凯斯•汉森 |

photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​Consider this: By the time you had breakfast this morning, the world’s urban population grew by some 15, 000 people. This number will increase to 180, 000 people…

Keith Hansen |

Фото: Доминик Чавез/Всемирный банк ​Вдумайтесь: пока вы будете завтракать сегодня утром, население городов во всем мире увеличится приблизительно на 15 000 человек. К концу дня эта цифра вырастет…

Keith Hansen |

This blog originally appeared on the World Bank's Governance for Development Blog, which informs and stimulates debate on how governments can help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. The…

Laura De Castro Zoratto, Courtney Price Ivins |

 Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank Crises in access to water are making headlines around the world. Among difficult policy pathways to respond, convincing people to change their behavior and…

Laura De Castro Zoratto, Courtney Price Ivins |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |