Dhaka is one of the world’s most populous megacities and a major contributor to Bangladesh’s economic transformation. But like many cities its size, it faces growing challenges to its economic…

David Mason |

At the World Bank, and other international institutions, the demand for country-specific briefs on recently released global/regional data is often high. Country briefs play a key role in…

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Zelalem Yilma Debebe, Martín E. De Simone |

As we head over to the World Urban Forum 10 (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi next week, we reflect on the fact that cities and towns are at once bastions of inclusion and sites of exclusion. And we ask - what…

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

In a world of limited debt headroom, how can countries invest in infrastructure to boost productivity and growth while balancing fiscal budget constraints with social goals? PPPs can help, but…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

Perth’s fresh water thinking for urban water security

Lauren Nicole Core |

In May 2018, tropical cyclone Sagar, accompanied by heavy rains and flash floods made landfall near Djibouti-Ville and its major suburb, Balbala.

Karima Ben Bih, Philipp Petermann, Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume |

As fossil fuel companies consider ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions amid increasing shareholder scrutiny about climate change, Ørsted’s transformation offers a tantalizing alternative…

Alzbeta Klein |

The hard truth: Challenges of primary education in rural and remote Indonesia

Dewi Susanti, Jan Priebe, Adama Bah |

While in Kananga, Province of Kasai Central, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we met Agnes, a farmer who comes to work on the agriculture fields of Coopérative Réveil Kananga (CRKa) to earn…

Minna Kononen, Diego Arias |

The world’s largest migration crisis today may no longer be in the Middle East or Africa but in Latin America, where 4.8 million people have already fled Venezuela’s political and economic crisis…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |