Sector markets for the 4 billion BOP consumers range widely in size.
Nearly half the population in 15 major cities in the global south lacks access to public piped water systems, with access lowest in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. For these households without public piped water, water from other sources is either too expensive or unsafe.
In the EU, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Uganda, positive examples of how inequality and climate change can be tackled together, with inclusive planning, nature-based solutions, and a focus on a just transition.
How the Multilateral Development Banks Can Better Support the Paris Agreement
To contribute to the fight against climate change, the MDBs have to date largely operated under what we refer to as a Climate Finance Paradigm. That paradigm involves defining, tracking, and maximizing the amount of climate finance that MDBs provide and mobilize. Climate finance has been...
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is investing in projects developing infrastructure worth $6 trillion across many of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The Chinese government has taken initial steps to incorporate environmentally sustainable, or green, strategies and objectives into...
This year's Courage to Lead dinner honored Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, and Feijke Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, for their contributions to WRI's mission.
Diagnosed in the U.S., "winner-take-all urbanism" also afflicts cities in the fast-growing global south in noxious ways that demand unique solutions—starting with participatory development that prioritizes improvements where people already live.
The great twin challenges of the 21st century — development and climate change — are nowhere sharper than in India, and within India they are perhaps nowhere more vivid than Mumbai. So it’s appropriate that WRI India has its largest office in the rapidly transforming former industrial core of India’s largest, richest city.
Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies on the planet, but the lack of affordable, reliable energy could challenge continued economic and social development. Distributed power generation could be part of the solution.