The International Comparison Program (ICP) team in the World Bank Development Data Group commissioned a pilot data collection study utilizing modern information and communication technologies in…

Marko Rissanen, Nada Hamadeh |

A student leader in her school's anti-violence and coexistence project entering the school's courtyard     © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank We live in a world where [[tweetable]]one in…

Paula Tavares |

© Andre Targa Cavassani/TNC Co-authors:Timm Kroeger  Senior Environmental Economist, The Nature ConservancyClaudio Klemz Water Policy Specialist, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both…

Daniel Shemie |

Buyers agreed to destroy obsolete equipment to prevent its reuse in the power distribution network What do electricity meters and mobile phones have in common? Answer: both are present in millions…

Christophe de Gouvello, Marcio Batitucci |

Cities are Brazil’s economic powerhouse—they produce almost 90% of the GDP and are the major drivers of the country’s growth and development. Rapid and unplanned urbanization, however, has led to…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Emanuela Monteiro |

Poor “Cariocas” living in the periphery of the Rio Metropolitan Region spend a very long time commuting. People from the city’s outskirts travel, on average, almost 90 minutes a day to and from…

Daniel Pulido, Fatima Arroyo Arroyo |

Photo: Pierre-Yves Babelon/Shutterstock In an effort to harness the benefits of urbanization and improve the living conditions of the urban poor, Latin American countries have experimented with…

Luis Triveno |