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 WBGTransport@worldbank.org.
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:
- From Building Roads to Providing Market Access: Reaping the Benefits of Connectivity for Rural Vietnam, by Jen JungEun Oh, Mathilde Lebrand, Obert Pimhidzai, and Chiyu Niu, The World Bank
- The Wider Economic Benefits of Transport Investments in Africa, by Vivien Foster and Mathilde Lebrand, The World Bank
- Identifying and Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Bicycle Lanes, by Javier Morales Sarriera, The World Bank; and Adriana Jakovcevic, World Resources Institute
- Transit Reform in Small Southern African Cities: Using Mobile Technologies to Identify Potential Improvements for Paratransit Services, by Wenyu Jia and Edward Andrew Beukes, The World Bank
- Financing and Funding Bus Electrification: How to Address the Viability Gap?, by Hongye Fan, Yang Chen, and Xuanyi Sheng, The World Bank
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:
- Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Similarities, Differences, and Potential Implications for Transportation in the Developing World by Susan Shaheen and Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley
- Toward Greening Transport in India by O.P. Agarwal and Chirag Gajjar, World Resources Institute India
- Using Geospatial Analysis to Calculate Flooding Impacts on Urban Accessibility in Matola, Mozambique by Xavier Espinet Alegre and Fatima Arroyo-Arroyo, The World Bank
- Quantifying the Health Co-Benefits of Active Mobility: Developing Tools for Health Impact Assessments of Transport Choices in Five Latin American Cities by Felipe Targa, Juan Pablo Orjuela and Daniel Gil Sánchez, The World Bank
- Changing Transport in Pakistan by Said Dahdah, Hasan Afzal Zaidi, and John H. Winner, The World Bank
- Response to COVID-19: Employment Creation through Infrastructure Investment by James Markland, Muneeza Alam, Mridula Singh, and Sudhashree Chandrashekar, The World Bank