Energy prices declined 8.2% in November, led by coal (-12.9%) and oil (-8.7%), the World Bank's Pink Sheet reported. Non-energy prices were up by 1.7%.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The role of local politicians in establishing capable local governments in violent environments - Guest post by Seung-hun Lee

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Women constitute half of the global population, yet their participation in economic activities is far from equal to men’s.

Eugenia Rodríguez, Asif Islam, Mohammad Amin |

As the sugarcane industry continues to play a vital role in the Brazilian economy and global food trade, it presents an opportunity for Brazil to lead a global transition of the sector towards…

Madison Davis, Felipe F. Dizon, Leonardo Bichara Rocha, Felipe Sgarbi |

This year’s 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) is an opportunity for us to reflect on what the World Bank has learned about preventing and responding to GBV and the…

Helene Carlsson Rex, Alys Willman, Michael Christian Mahrt |

Metro benefits: 22,5 kilometers long with 15 accessible stations, a fully electric system that saves 67,000 tons of CO2 a year, and the capacity to mobilize 1,200 users over a shorter time.

Alejandro Hoyos Guerrero |

A new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is set to open in late December, making Senegal the first all-electric BRT system on the African continent.

Guangzhe Chen, Ousmane Diagana, Sérgio Pimenta |

Increased concerns on issues of violence against women and girls globally have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the current multitude of disasters. Statistics so far have shown that…

Christie Banda |

Countries in Central Asia are not prepared to face disasters. Besides earthquakes, they face floods, landslides, mudflows, wildfires, or avalanches every year. Since 2000, natural disasters in the…

Tatiana Skalon, Martin Melecky |

Anniversaries are powerful. This year’s twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is an opportunity for reflection. With 190 parties as of October 2023, the…

Jodi T. Glasow |