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Our home, our village, we shall rebuild it

Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo's picture

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In September this year I visited a number of communities in Yogyakarta, in Java, Indonesia, who were rebuilding their lives and homes after experiencing a series of natural disasters. The reconstruction process which I saw is perhaps in example of post-disaster community participation at their best.

Our home, our village, we shall rebuild it

Day of reflection: One year after Sichuan earthquake, signs of recovery and hope in China

Mara Warwick's picture
نائب رئيس البنك الدولي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، حافظ غانم، يتحدث عن العوامل الرئيسية التي تؤثر على اقتصادات المنطقة والخطوات المطلوبة لتعزيز النمو المستدام وإطلاق العنان لإمكانات الشباب الذين يشكلون نسبة كبيرة من سكان المنطقة.

Nam Theun 2 impoundment begins - Also, checking progress in the new villages

William Rex's picture

There are two types of people in the world. Those with whom mosquitoes fall passionately in love, and those to whom mosquitoes turn only as a last resort. I unfortunately am one of the former, and I was awoken a little before sunrise by a swarm of well-informed mosquitoes in Lak Sao, behaving a little like my 3-year old when he thinks he can persuade me to give him chocolate milk for breakfast.

(But first, take a look at the new villages for the local residents. My colleague Nanda does the talking):

 

 

 

No more insects – Back to more mundane life on Nam Theun 2

Nanda Gasparini's picture

The IT revolution has transformed labor markets globally in an unprecedented way. New jobs as well as new ways of working have appeared, and traditional skills and jobs have lost their dominance. World Bank Lead Economist Roberta Gatti looks at Poland's ability to address the challenges posed by these new realities.