The cargo bicycle, also known as the freight or utility bike, is enjoying a renaissance and recognition as a cleaner, safer, and more efficient mode of urban freight delivery and passenger…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

By 2045, the number of people living in cities will rise to six billion globally. Rapid urbanization, compounded with conflicts and climate shocks, brings unprecedented challenges

Karima Ben Bih |

Closing gaps and financing taps: The next step for rural water supply

Kristoffer Welsien, Gabriel Lwakabare |

We recently published a paper, Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children’s Health: Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania, that looks at the long-term impacts of…

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, Paolo Verme |

Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

It is hard to believe that only 70 years ago, in most Latin American countries, women could not vote. Or even more recently, women’s access to land under agrarian reforms depended on factors .…

Reina Zavala, Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta |

The World Bank’s ID4D Initiative estimates that globally, 1 billion people struggle to prove their identity – and women and girls are disproportionately affected. Gender gaps in access to…

Lucia Hanmer, Marina Elefante |

With heavy ongoing investments in climate resilience and flood risk management, now is the critical time for Sri Lanka to build an effective flood- and climate-resilience system, benefitting from…

Asmita Tiwari, Suranga Kahandawa, Masatsugu Takamatsu, Keiko Sakoda |

“Resilient users” are individuals, households, and communities that are constantly devising new ways to cope with lack of infrastructure.

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

To examine the effects that forced displacement is having on the most vulnerable, the World Bank recruited 10 young scholars who spent a year working as part of the African Young Fellows Program…

Rebecca Ong |