Banks appear to compensate for the limited expected revenue from earmarked loans by increasing their interest rates in other free-market loans that recipient firms take.

Alvaro Pedraza, Claudia Ruiz |

From bus schedules to personal safety and gender roles, there are many different factors that can affect how women move around. A new World Bank study takes a closer look at women's mobility…

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez, Ana Luiza Machado, Bianca Bianchi Alves |

In cities around the world, an estimated 15 million people scrape together a living through informal waste picking. Many of them are women, children, elderly, unemployed, or migrants, who work…

Judy Baker |

Over the last five years, an extensive coalition of development partners has been working under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety to make roads safer in 10 cities…

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Dipan Bose, Juan Miguel Velásquez, Dr. Soames Job, BA (Honours 1), PhD, GAICD, FACRS, Noor Ibrahim Mohamed |

The world’s largest migration crisis today may no longer be in the Middle East or Africa but in Latin America, where 4.8 million people have already fled Venezuela’s political and economic crisis…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

Migrants and refugees face the same limitations to basic infrastructure and other government services long endured by local communities.

Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, Paula Rossiasco |

Going for Broke: Insolvency Tools to Support Cross-Border Asset Recovery in Corruption Cases sets out, for the first time, a step-by-step guide for asset recovery practitioners on the use of…

Jean Pierre Brun, Stephen Baker |

Major cities across Latin America are taking concrete action to promote cycling and become more bike-friendly. Given the urgent need to reduce emissions from urban transport, this could serve as a…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

Daily life in Conakry, Guinea. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank As highlighted in the UN-World Bank report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict, the number of…

Catherine Defontaine |