The squalor of slums, unsustainability of sprawl, and sterility of skyscrapers are persistent challenges for community leaders and urban planners. Instead, they call for livable neighborhoods with…

Somik Lall, Mathilde Lebrand, Hogeun Park |

Taxpayers face uncertainty, anxiety, and confusion — limiting their awareness, motivation, and capacity to pay taxes

Jorge Luis Castaneda |

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 |

2021 has already been an extraordinary year for Afghanistan – impacted by the pandemic on the one hand and the withdrawal of the US troops on the other – both have implications on the country.

Manizha Wafeq |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

The first national micro-story contest named “If your Eyes could see my Story”, organized by the World Bank Office in Bolivia, aimed to generate reflection and discussion about racial…

Ericka Nogales |

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 |

Have you ever wondered how different governments procure goods, works, and services and what integrity risks may be affecting these procedures? In an increasingly globalized world it is…

Alexandra Habershon, Kristina Aquino, Thomas de Vries, Mihály Fazekas |

The Tanzania Urban Resilience Program, a partnership between the World Bank and the UK, has supported strengthening community emergency response capacity and community resilience in 12 wards…

Nyambiri Kimacha, Yohannes Yemane Kesete |