People who look at the Doing Business report’s Trading Across Borders indicator and the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) often wonder why one country can perform well on one of the rankings but…

Valentina Saltane, Dorina Georgieva |

[[tweetable]]We are witnessing a pivotal moment in a decades-long effort to combat climate change.[[/tweetable]] Last year in Paris, world leaders came together for the first time to commit to…

Thomas Kansy |

Current and planned Climate Innovation Centers - Credits: infoDev We were standing at ground zero in the fight against climate change, looking at a still body of water and talking. Our group was…

Jonathan Coony |

Morocco, the host of COP22 happening this week and next in Marrakech, is an example of a country that is working closely with the World Bank and other organizations to shift its economy onto a low…

Venkata Ramana Putti |

[[tweetable]]September 21 was a great day for advancing climate action at the United Nations.[[/tweetable]] The day kicked off with the High-level Event on the Entry into Force of the Paris…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

This is part of a series of blogs focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and data from the 2016 Edition of World Development Indicators.  This blog draws on data from the World Bank’s Rural…

Edie Purdie, Adam Diehl, Atsushi Iimi |

One of the most cited of Martin Ravallion’s many papers implores researchers to “look beyond averages” if they want to better understand development processes. One fruitful area in which this…

Michael Woolcock |

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Erin Scronce |

The private sector is a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine private enterprise and, if left unresolved, may blunt growth. Through rigorous…

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

It does not happen often that one of the finest actors of our time tweets about a World Bank supported project and invites all his fans to have a look at the impressive pictures taken from space.…

John Roome |