What are some stories that caught your attention in 2015?   They are ones that focus on people, data and events tied to sustainable growth, climate action and efforts to end energy poverty.   As…

Andy Shuai Liu |

  The world forged a historic climate deal in Paris on Saturday, cheered on and celebrated by people around the world. Getting to that agreement has involved years of work and collaboration that…

Anita Marangoly George |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية | Русский   A Personal Appeal to End Routine Gas Flaring Six months. Forty-five endorsers. We’re well on our way to an ambitious new de facto global…

Anita Marangoly George |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, policymakers from…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

As countries prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Turkey next week, global growth and infrastructure needs will be at the top of decision makers’ concerns. And rightly so: Infrastructure – roads,…

Robert Montgomery |

There is no sign that the revival of interest in adaptive and entrepreneurial approaches to development work is going tail off soon. That’s why the demand is growing for indications of how the…

David Booth |

I recently joined over 150 women who work in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a conference sponsored by the World Bank. This was the first national conference ever…

Rachel Perks |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

The World Bank is working toward two incredibly ambitious goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and ensuring shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in each developing country. To…

Elizabeth Howton |

“Before the war, the fields produced and the men were still working, ” one woman, a mineral transporter in the Democratic Republic of Congo, told researchers studying the impact of mining there…

Caren Grown, Anita Marangoly George |