Digital innovation has enormous potential to solve real-world problems. But connectivity remains essential to drive innovation in emerging markets. How can we ensure access to international…

Joulan Abdul Khalek, Anselm Dannecker |

Institutions matter for growth and prosperity, today more than ever. What specific set of institutions are optimal or desirable for economic growth? Do countries need to build strong institutions…

Alma Kanani, Marco Larizza |

Safeguarding the climate is an important goal but countries may disagree on how important a goal it is relative to others they have. How can policymakers bring along their populations to agree on…

Roumeen Islam |

Rail is a climate-friendly and low-cost transport mode, and many countries aim to increase the share of freight it moves. However, this can be difficult when freight goes cross-border. This blog…

Martha Lawrence, Victor Aragones |

With the right precautions, public transport can provide a safe way of getting around and contribute to a more sustainable, more inclusive recovery.

Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

The key hygiene issues arise at the consumption stage and downstream, during collection and sorting of plastic waste before recycling.

Grzegorz Peszko |

Women are notoriously underrepresented in the tech sector. Why is that, and how can we change the status quo? To find out, the World Bank invited 30 women leaders from Silicon Valley to share…

Alicia Hammond |

Last weekend, I attended a conference, titled “Innovations for Shared Prosperity” at Stanford University, jointly organized by, among others, the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab and Microsoft…

Berk Özler |

Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in global gas flaring globally in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Zubin Bamji |