Colombia was ripe to explore a type of land value capture called tax increment financing (TIF). Learn why and what the steps were to develop the instrument. There’s also a road map for cities…

Vanessa Alexandra Velasco Bernal, Monica Almonacid |

The phase that follows an emergency situation is critical when government agencies are under pressure to respond quickly and effectively to people’s needs. This includes procurement and supply of…

Shanker Lal |

While new housing & construction technologies can help cut waste and reduce GHG emissions, they are unlikely to make a dent in the global housing crisis, unless accompanied by four key changes…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

Improving women’s access to land and protecting their rights, can be a stabilizing factor for these situations, contributing to economic and social stability, food security, sustainable…

Rafeef Abdel Razek, Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, Linus Pott |

Displaced Venezuelans are certainly in a difficult situation. However, it could become even worse in the medium term once the restrictions imposed by the pandemic are lifted and the flow of…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

While depositors across different bins were on parallel trends before the policy change, those who were fully insured (Bin 1) and nearly fully insured (Bin 2) respond to higher insurance by…

Nicolás de Roux, Nicola Limodio |

For people in the developed world, a mortgage is a step toward owning a home. In developing countries, that dream is often elusive—especially for women.

Georgina Baker |

In a recent paper, our authors explore spatial differences in welfare in Colombia. We use subjective well-being data from the Gallup World Poll as a proxy for welfare and interpret large…

Elena Ianchovichina, Martijn Burger, Martijn Hendriks |

With the objective of supporting the Dominican Republic’s communication strategies, the World Bank brought together housing authorities from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina to share their…

Giuliana De Mendiola, Luis Triveno, Catherine Lynch |