"As FY23 picks up, I’m delighted to have joined GPURL’s compelling agenda, and I’m enjoying learning the breadth and depth of our work implementing the Bank’s urban, resilience and land strategy. With a busy few months ahead of us, I’m happy to see the urban narrative being part of so many important global events, notably the World Bank Group and IMF’s Annual Meetings and the Climate Change COP-27. I look forward to working together to share our vast research to help shape urban landscapes across the globe by informing client countries’ investment in cities to deliver major impact for green, resilient, and inclusive growth."
Bernice Van Bronkhorst
Global Director for Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice (GPURL)
What were you doing in 2012 when the World Development Report—Gender Equality and Development (WDR2012) came out? This interview series is part of the #Accelerate Equality Initiative marking the 10th anniversary of the WDR2012, which explores the critical progress made and lessons learned over the last 10 years in closing gender gaps and promoting girls' and women's empowerment. Notably, Sameh Wahba shares what he was doing in 2012, and discusses critical gender issues in cities, around disaster risk management, and land.
"When we empower women to live equal and dignified lives, it is not just the household but the whole world that benefits from the results of gender equality."
—Sameh Wahba, Regional Director, SD ECA
This three-volume report with nine extensive case studies shares findings on how a variety of developing and emerging economies are successfully utilizing horizontal integration at the metropolitan scale to deliver greater sustainability.
This report highlights how city leadership, integrated approaches, and collaboration between various actors are driving cities to continue their pursuit towards sustainability goals and tackle crises like COVID-19.
How has the pandemic affected cities’ bottom lines? This report provides an assessment of the impact of the pandemic on local governments’ financial situations through cross-country analysis and comparison.
Check out the launch of the Global Tracking Framework for Transport (GTF 3.0) – the leading global repository of country-level transport data and indicators, including indicators and data for 183 countries and their transport systems.
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