Last month we reported that remote-sensed nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions fell sharply for nine major cities across the world amid lockdowns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Javier E. Baez, Varun Kshirsagar, Emmanuel Skoufias |

Improving revenue administration could play in strengthening domestic resource mobilization while supporting sustainable forest management.

Amanda Robbins, Emily Kallaur |

With the help of Nepal’s Office of the Auditor General (OAG), which is supported by the World Bank, local citizens are taking back control and enforcing rule of law to defend Nepal’s Fewa Lake, an…

Franck Bessette, Anjalee Thakali |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

Women are agents of change in Bihar, India. Photo: World Bank  Empowering women in a society is essentially a process of uplifting the economic, social and political status of women and the…

Farah Zahir |

 Also available in Spanish Surya and Saraswati Adhikari on their biodiverse farm, Nepal. Photo credit: Bioversity International/J. Zucker The Himalayan mountain village of Begnas sits in a valley…

M. Ann Tutwiler |

​ ​​Photo: © Jonathan Ernst/World Bank A neighborhood road a minute walk away from my house in the southern plains of Nepal used to be paved. When I was a kid, it was usable during all seasons.…

Ravi Kumar |

Source: Bertelsmann Stiftung Sustainable development was once thought of as primarily a concern for the poorer, so-called “developing” countries. Today, with industrial civilization spreading…

Craig James Willy |

Cross posted from the End Poverty in South Asia blog It has been a season ripe with new ideas and shifts in the open data conversation. At the Cartagena Data Festival in April, the call for a…

Ankur N |