When the Earth formed about 4.5 billion years ago, the early years were pretty chaotic. Eventually, oceans formed, and simple organisms began to evolve, followed by more complex plants, animals…

Carlos Rodríguez Castelán, Kristen Himelein, Andrew Dabalen |

New tools provide an objective, systematic way of measuring countries' performance on sustainable development and sustainable mobility. What does this tell us about the relation between the…

Nancy Vandycke, Mary Ngaratoki Fabian |

Because national definitions of urban and rural areas differ significantly from one country to another, it is difficult to compare these areas across national borders.

Lewis Dijkstra, Ellen Hamilton, Somik Lall, Sameh Wahba |

Throughout its development period during the 1970s and 1980s, South Korea learned the value of global partnerships, foreign investment, and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in reaching national…

Myongsei Sohn |

"The World Bank’s Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) supports projects that are innovative both in technology and approach and make an ongoing difference to a country’s…

Sun Hwa Song, Siddhesh Kaushik, Leslie Ricketts |

A key priority for Africa over the next decade should be to address a deteriorating food security situation.

Simeon Ehui, Holger Kray, Elliot W. Mghenyi |

Imagine you are a public official in Uganda, dreaming of a way to bring electricity to your country on a grand scale. You know its benefits for sustainable development and how it can jump start…

Benjamin Stewart, Nicolina Lindblad, Gabriela R. A. Doyle |

We live in a globalizing world where countries are increasingly integrated across a variety of dimensions—economic, political, cultural, and environmental, to name a few. While globalization is…

Hai-Anh H. Dang, Haishan Fu, Umar Serajuddin |

The Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) recently unveiled its Global Roadmap of Action, a groundbreaking new tool that will allow decision-makers to take concrete action toward safer…

Nancy Vandycke, Alejandra Gutierrez |