This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Also available in: Français | Español | العربية The premise behind the Sustainable Cities photo competition was simple. [[tweetable]]We wanted to learn what people around the world “see” when they…

Xueman Wang, Dini Djalal |

Until the late 1960s, Afghanistan was a major exporter of horticulture products, particularly dried fruits. Photo Credit: World Bank Afghanistan is struggling with unemployment and poor economic…

World Bank Afghanistan |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development rightfully points out that sustainability has three dimensions: economic, environmental, and social. The first two are well understood and well measured…

Jos Verbeek, Alexander Dill |

Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Afghanistan is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides and avalanches, as well as hazards arising…

Julian Palma, Wais Ahmad Barmak |

Construction of the Dagachhu Hydropower Plant in Bhutan. Photo Credit: Asian Development Bank In many respects, Bhutan has been a development success story. Its people have benefitted from decades…

Yoichiro Ishihara, Joe Qian |

  Pashtuna, a poultry farmer and beneficiary of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project. Credit: Izabela Leao / World Bank “I was a completely broken person before, a person who was not…

Izabela Leao, Abdul Qadeer Jawad |

Helping Afghanistan Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters This blog is part of a series highlighting the work of the Afghanistan Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Program During the…

Ditte Fallesen |

Also available in Dari | Pashto   On a visit to a vaccination program in Kalakan district in Kabul Province, I met many farmers who were happy and grateful that their animals were being vaccinated…

Dr. Sarferaz Waziry |