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 |

Cattle tagged through Uruguay’s national system for livestock information. Photo: Holger A. Kray/World Bank Imagine if you could know where your steak was born, and all of the details about its…

Katie Kennedy Freeman, Raquel Orejas |

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 |

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 |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية Nigeria has reason to celebrate. The country recently marked one year with no polio cases, bringing the world one step closer to eradicating a…

Julia Ross |

President Buhari of Nigeria vaccinates his 3-month-old granddaughter to mark one year of no polio cases in Nigeria. ​Photo courtesy of Dr. Andrew Etsano, Incident Manager of the Nigeria Polio…

Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu, Benjamin Loevinsohn, Shunsuke Mabuchi |