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 |

I was part of the World Bank delegation that participated in the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, held in Brasilia on November 18-19.    I arrived with high expectations on what…

Verónica Raffo |

Imagine record commitments in transport that are 26% higher than the next best year since the inception of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database in 1990. That’s exactly what…

Henry Kasper |

One walks into a doctor’s office knowing what hurts but with little knowledge of what should be done to fix it. Identifying proper treatment requires sophisticated tests, participation of experts…

Dmitry Sivaev |

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 |

Modern business facilities, tourist attractions, and an expanding skyline: Bucaramanga, Colombia.  When the World Bank’s Competitive Cities team set out to analyze what some of the world’s most…

Z. Joe Kulenovic |

The Metro Cable in Medellin has facilitated greater access to mobility, services, and opportunities through connecting poorer neighborhoods with facilities and services throughout the city. Joe…

Sangmoo Kim, Joe Qian |

A female farmer near Santander, Colombia. Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank Proposed Sustainable Development Goal 16: “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,…

Jorge Luis Silva Mendez, Camilo Andres Avila Ceballos |

The Creative Wealth of Nations is a series of blogs related to Patrick Kabanda's forthcoming book on the performing arts in development. It was a scene I still can’t forget.   A few years ago…

Patrick Kabanda |