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Mobility and Development Periodical Series


Mobility and Development: Innovations, Policies, and Practices is a new online periodical created by the World Bank to explore the latest trends that are reshaping the global transport sector, and to discuss how we can leverage those transformations to create a better future for people and the planet.

The series will delve into a broad range of topical issues affecting the world of mobility and logistics, with a focus on how ongoing evolutions in the transport sector can influence broader development outcomes and global challenges—from economic growth to social inclusion, climate action, public health, and more.

Each issue will showcase a diversity of voices and perspectives, with original content produced by a combination of World Bank experts and guest authors. By cultivating innovation and knowledge exchange across the sector, we hope this series will help policymakers and practitioners harness the full potential of transport for development.

Have a transport-related topic you would like us to explore in future issues? Reach out to the editorial team with your suggestions at

Explore the Spring issue

In the Spring 2022 issue, we continue our efforts to share policy-oriented and practice-ready knowledge to influence and shape the transport-related sectors worldwide. Ultimately, we hope the periodical will help strengthen infrastructure knowledge and serve as a catalyst for solutions through knowledge exchange and collaboration among all of those intimately involved in transport.

You can now download the full report or jump to the article(s) of your choice:

In addition to the articles listed above, we know you will enjoy reading our special interview with Riccardo Puliti, the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure - a conversation that touches on transport’s role in combatting climate change, advancing technology, and securing a low-carbon future.

Inaugural issue (Fall 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have forced transport to reinvent itself in a fundamental way. How can the sector adapt to this new reality in order to become greener, more resilient, and more inclusive?

You can download the full report here or jump to the article(s) of your choice: