If you paid some of the highest electricity tariffs in the world, you would expect some of the most reliable electricity services. Unfortunately, this logic does not hold in West Africa, where…

Mustafa Zakir Hussain |

What happens when people stop trusting their leaders? They become suspicious. As we’ve witnessed, many people do not trust state-led vaccine programs. Then, people start taking matters into their…

Kumi Naidoo |

An IFC analysis found that cities that prioritize green transportation stand to gain from an investment opportunity of as much as $2.7 trillion. It is estimated that the green transportation…

Kartik Gopal, Maria López Conde |

Price incentives and technology improvements have helped make clean cookstoves easier to own and operate, but purely economic and technological interventions often do not consider the complex…

Jonathan Coony, Joana Sousa Lourenco, Samantha De Martino |

The best way out of this crisis would be one in which the region can overcome the low growth that persisted before the pandemic, and that allows it to enter a path of greater development with…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

The rollout of vaccines globally, particularly as this effort picks up momentum, is spreading hope that countries will soon have control over the devastating health impacts of the COVID-19…

Karin Kemper, Urvashi Narain |

What is a smart city? We've seen the term used in urban planning and governance to transport, energy, the environment, health, and education. We’ve also noticed that the notion of smart…

Gunes Basat, Narae Choi |

As Fiji battles COVID-19, this year marks 50 years since the country formally joined the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) – World Bank in 1971.

Victoria Kwakwa |

The maritime transport industry is under increasing pressure to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, which account for approximately 3% of global emissions annually. A new World Bank report finds…

Jennifer Brown, Edoardo Casarotto, Maximilian Debatin, Nicola Ritsch |