Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro

Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro

It can carry more stuff than sidewalk delivery bots being developed by companies like Marble, and while it drives in the street, its slim profile makes moving safely easier, Ferguson says.

Operationalizing the Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Operationalizing the Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

As an institution that is committed to development, the World Bank has an enormous responsibility to help countries and communities act early, to build resilience to what we know they are going to be facing – more frequent and more dramatic climate disasters because of climate change.

The World Bank’s role in SDG monitoring

The World Bank’s role in SDG monitoring

Four years after their launch, the World Bank’s expertise in development data and its large repository of development indicators has played an important role in helping track progress made towards the achievement of the SDGs. How does SDG monitoring work and how is the World Bank involved?

Bracing for climate change – a matter of survival for the Maldives

Bracing for climate change – a matter of survival for the Maldives

The Bank has been working with the Maldives to increase the use of renewables and has invested in a $16 million solar power project on the islands of Male and Hulhumale in the Greater Malé region.

Celebrating 40 years of engagement with Maldives

Celebrating 40 years of engagement with Maldives

5. Preserving and managing the environment Photo Credit: World Bank In 1993, the World Bank supported the Government of Maldives to develop a National Environment Action Plan with the aim of helping Maldivians maintain and improve the environment of the country, and to manage the natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

A Wildfire Was Extra Close to Home for This LA Photographer

A Wildfire Was Extra Close to Home for This LA Photographer

"I took a lot of the photographs from my driveway, essentially." The hard work of local firefighters saved the house, and Cooley continued photographing the aftermath of the fire, which eventually consumed over 7,000 acres, becoming one of the largest in Los Angeles history.

2018: A year of influence, impact and cooperation on global issues through social media

2018: A year of influence, impact and cooperation on global issues through social media

2018: A year of influence, impact and cooperation on global issues through social media ​In 2018, the themes of climate change, disruptive technology, and human capital were not only priorities for the World Bank Group, but for governments, private companies, and international organizations of all kinds.

What a Waste 2.0: sharing lessons on solid waste management

What a Waste 2.0: sharing lessons on solid waste management

The World Bank has been actively supporting countries develop strategies, policies, infrastructure, and capacities in their solid waste management sectors. Japan is a global leader in the development and application of environmental policies in the solid waste management sector.

Tackling climate change in the poorest countries

Tackling climate change in the poorest countries

Recognizing the urgent need for more action, the World Bank Group announced new and ambitious targets for our climate work with developing countries at COP24, this month’s global climate change conference in Katowice, Poland.

Margaret Allen

Margaret Allen

Margaret coordinates web program tasks and oversees audience feedback and research. In Search of Feedback: usability test participants needed to improve World Bank search and project information Worldbank.org China Scavenger Hunt: Help Improve Usability Embracing All Abilities: Web Accessibility Standards for the New Worldbank.org World Bank website visitors share opinions on new search featuresBlogging on: Inside the Web, Voices

Arun Kumar Dobhal

Arun Kumar Dobhal

Before joining the Bank, he worked with UNICEF as the WASH Specialist for the southern Indian states for 7 plus years and earlier as Project Manager and Technical Head for the Bank supported water and sanitation programs in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India.

Security News This Week: Did Quora Get Hacked? Top Answer: Yes

Security News This Week: Did Quora Get Hacked? Top Answer: Yes

The hack probably should have been the biggest news of the week, but for a little distracting—and important!—thing called the Mueller probe.In expectation of Robert Mueller making big moves in the investigation before the holidays, Garrett Graff spells out the 14 questions about Trump and Russia that Mueller knows the answer to.Also this week, veteran Kristofer Goldsmith revealed that foreign trolls are targeting vets on Facebook.

Angela Elzir

Angela Elzir

She works on a range of operational and analytical projects focusing on the areas of youth employment, jobs and labor markets, and also has experience on social safety nets, community driven development and education.

A Caribbean crystal ball: What can experience from Caribbean islands tell us about investing in climate resilience?

A Caribbean crystal ball: What can experience from Caribbean islands tell us about investing in climate resilience?

Today, climate change is intensifying pressure on communities and ecosystems all over the world, but the Caribbean countries are facing quite unique challenges.

Introducing the online guide to the World Development Indicators: A new way to discover data on development

Introducing the online guide to the World Development Indicators: A new way to discover data on development

The goal is to provide a useful, easily accessible guide to the database and make it easy for users to discover what type of indicators are available, how they’re collected, and how they can be visualized to analyze development trends.

Urban 20: Cities at the center of local solutions to global development challenges

Urban 20: Cities at the center of local solutions to global development challenges

As a strategic partner of the summit and the overall Urban 20 (U20) Initiative, the World Bank Group – including the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – is committed to helping global cities bring their expertise, needs, and voices to the center of global discussions on sustainable development.

Five takeaways for better nutrition in South Asia—and beyond

Five takeaways for better nutrition in South Asia—and beyond

Overall, the event underscored how governments and health authorities in many developing countries face the dilemma of how to feed their growing population while ensuring their food is nutritious and discussed relevant strategies to transform nutrition security challenges into opportunities. As rice prices increase, relative to nutrient-rich foods, people will diversify their diets away from rice.

World ozone day: Taking stock of what it means to stay cool

World ozone day: Taking stock of what it means to stay cool

Data from Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All, a report by Sustainable Energy For All, says that heat waves kill 12,000 people annually around the world, with the potential to reach up to 250,000 by 2050.

A New Robotic Fly Dips and Dives Like the Real Thing

A New Robotic Fly Dips and Dives Like the Real Thing

In this sense it’s autonomous to a degree, though the researchers remotely pilot it around.To fly forward, DelFly’s motors tilt the two pairs of wings forward, like a helicopter. Taken together, these wing controls produce a range of maneuvers to rival that of the fruit fly.Animation by TU Delft

Introducing our new Sustainable Communities blog series

Introducing our new Sustainable Communities blog series

Introducing our new Sustainable Communities blog series Making sure that villages, cities, but also countries and societies at large can grow in a sustainable way will be key to achieving the World Bank’s twin goals of eliminating poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

U.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are Unveiled

U.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are Unveiled

The week aheadU.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are UnveiledAlso this week, a Census Bureau report will give a snapshot of median household income, a climate summit is set for San Francisco and the European Central Bank meets.Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, during the iPhone announcement event last year.

DoJ Charges North Korean Hacker for Sony, WannaCry, and More

DoJ Charges North Korean Hacker for Sony, WannaCry, and More

And while it highlights Sony, WannaCry, and the Bangladesh bank theft, it makes clear that the hacker’s activity extended far beyond those blockbuster incidents—and that it continues today.“The scope and damage of the computer intrusions perpetrated and caused by the subjects of this investigation, including Park, is virtually unparalleled,” reads the complaint.While the complaint singles out Park, prosecutors were also very clear that he did not act alone–an unsurprising fact given the magnitude of the operations.

From plastic to pavement: Another example of creative waste management

From plastic to pavement: Another example of creative waste management

Maybe it’s a good idea for the international community, and specifically the World Bank, to look into this as part of our work on solid waste management to see if we can help countries manage their waste and its consequences while contributing to their infrastructure development.

A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

It’s a move expected to catalyze development of the green bond market in Indonesia, leading to the mobilization of more private capital for green financing to combat climate change and spur Indonesia’s transition to a low-carbon economy.