Evidence is clear that climate change is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequencies and intensities of extreme weather events. Unfortunately, those in the poorest communities are…

Ivan Bruce |

The business of agriculture and food is driven by data, making it the treasure trove of today’s agri-food system.

Julian Lampietti, Kateryna Schroeder |

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national…

World Bank Data Team |

  Sanitation Blocks in Charmanculo Poor sanitation is the all too familiar story in many expanding African cities and Mozambique’s capital city Maputo is no exception. In fact, over half of the…

Baghi rathan, Odete Duarte Muximpua |

An Introduction to Shared Sanitation Co-authors:Rachel CardoneMartin Gambrill How many people can share a toilet? This question might sound like the start of a joke but it’s actually a serious…

Rebecca Jean Gilsdorf |

Also available in: Español | Français In many countries, women walk over six kilometers to collect water. Between 2006 and 2012 in Niger, women traveled an hour, on average, to fetch water.…

Soma Ghosh Moulik |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

It is no secret that disruptive “technologies of tomorrow” are now regularly touted as a keystone to addressing a changing climate.  A recent study by IFC shows that building on technological…

Alzbeta Klein |

Download PDF (30Mb) / View Online “The World Bank is one of the world’s largest producers of development data and research. But our responsibility does not stop with making these global public…

World Bank Data Team |

Momentum is building behind a land rights revolution. Last year, just prior to the World Bank’s Annual Land and Poverty Conference, I wrote about the many factors pushing land to the top of the…

Chris Jochnick |