Recent World Bank research used satellite data to quantify the impact of subway investments. Subways’ impacts on CO₂ emissions were assessed with the World Bank’s new satellite-based carbon…

Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, David Wheeler |

Over the past five years, the World Bank has worked hand in hand with the Government of Indonesia to finance and support the development of sustainable and responsible tourism in six key…

Salman Alibhai, Alexandre Laure, Christa Hardjasaputra |

A new IFC report, Building Green: Embracing Sustainable Construction in Emerging Markets, estimates that global buildings and construction-related emissions could drop 23 percent by 2035 compared…

Susan Lund |

Lately, Brazil advanced critical reforms such an overhaul of the tax system and assumed its global leadership role on the green agenda, which are great news. However, there are also concerning…

Marek Hanusch, Matteo Morgandi, Cornelius Fleischhaker, Gabriel Zaourak |

Carbon markets and credits can be confusing and governments, in particular in developing countries, are hard pressed to adjust to the requirements of this complex market. This blog offers a primer…

Jeff Delmon |

The demand for health care during the pandemic is symptomatic of the growing pressures that government health systems are facing as they struggle to meet universal health coverage goals. The…

Andrew Myburgh, Raju Narayan |

Despite being Central America’s largest economy, Guatemala performs poorly in the areas of road connectivity and road quality and ranks 134th out of 141 countries in road connectivity (i). In…

Marco Scuriatti, Fernando Paredes Solorzano |

The financial protection gap against climate shocks and disasters is widening. Morocco was hit by an earthquake in September 2023, affecting more than 300,000 people in Marrakesh and surrounding…

Djibrilla Issa, Olivier Mahul |

The World Bank is crowdsourcing data on the lifespan of water wells and boreholes to bolster our collective understanding on the operational efficiency and durability of water wells and boreholes…

François Bertone |

Recognizing this duality, the World Bank is partnering with Caribbean governments to invest nearly USD 500 million in renewable energy projects to catalyze the clean energy transition by 2025.

Anh Nguyet Pham |