Electric cars are so popular in the Netherlands that it would not be uncommon, say, for a Tesla to roll up as a taxi outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. And it is not tough to find charging…

Qiyang Xu, Jie Li |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

"We have electricity for two hours every 24 hours, " says a high-ranking energy official in Gaza.  Up to just 10 years ago, Gaza enjoyed full, round-the-clock electricity supply 24 hours…

Sara Badiei |

Musana Carts, a business that provides clean, solar-powered street vending carts, aims to improve the lives of street vendors in developing countries. Africa’s urban areas are booming,…

Nataliey Bitature, Manon Lavaud |

[[tweetable]]Like many other developing countries, Afghanistan is urbanizing rapidly.[[/tweetable]] Today, a quarter of the country’s over 30 million people live in urban areas, with many more…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Catalina Marulanda |

Afghanistan's power utility (DABS) has recently taken steps necessary to ensure that women are involved in all business operations within the organization. Photo: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank…

World Bank Afghanistan |

Despite government efforts with support from the international community, Afghanistan's development needs remain massive. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank I am still shaken and…

Annette Dixon |

Photo: Sarah Farat/World Bank They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  While visiting the World Bank library the other day, I was struck by how many development publications featured…

Roger Gorham |

The markets for rural energy access and internet connectivity are ripe for disruption – and increasingly, we’re seeing benefit from combining the offerings.   Traditionally, power and broadband…

Anna Lerner, Roku Fukui, Doyle Gallegos |

Places with cold climates need access to a reliable and efficient heat supply for the health of their population. But in developing countries, the majority of rural and peri-urban households do…

Yabei zhang |