The redistributive impact of fiscal policy indicator: A new global standard for assessing government effectiveness in tackling inequality within the SDG framework

Nora Lustig, Chiara Mariotti, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

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 |

Disabled people are among the most vulnerable populations in developing countries such as Nigeria, as they lack equal access and opportunity. Photo: 2018 European Union (photo by Samuel Ochai) The…

Zainab Mukhtar |

Also available in: Mongolian | Chinese     As we approach the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur next week, one of the essential challenges in implementing the New Urban Agenda that governments…

Abhas Jha |

The national budget is the primary document through which governments present their plans and the resources, including taxes, they intend to collect to fund them. Many countries present both…

Lewis Hawke |

  The transport sector is changing at breakneck speed.   By 2030, global passenger traffic is set to rise by 50%, and freight volume by 70%. By 2050, we will have twice as many vehicles on the…

Nancy Vandycke |

Cities in Africa are growing at unprecedented speeds. In Kenya, about 12 million of the country’s over 40 million people live in urban areas today. However, [[tweetable]]a child born in 2017 will…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Dean Cira |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

  Over a billion people—about 15% of the world’s population—have disabilities. Almost 80% of them live in the developing world, which is undergoing rapid urbanization. While urbanization brings…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

As stakeholders from around the world gather at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, to agree on a New Urban Agenda, one of the important questions that remains unanswered is why we continue to see…

Kate Owens |