The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

Ranking third globally, South Asia generates a staggering 334 million metric tons of solid waste every year, and most of it is plastic that ends up in the ocean. But the region is also at the…

Hartwig Schafer |

South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people—half of the region’s population—were affected by one or…

Ditte Fallesen, Haris Khan, Ahsan Tehsin, Atishay Abbhi |

With its CO2 emissions increased by more than 100% over the last 15 years, Sri Lanka - which is highly vulnerable to effects of climate change - has submitted ambitious carbon-reduction targets…

Prajwal Baral, Keisuke Iyadomi |

أصبحت الحاجة إلى هذا الميثاق أكثر إلحاحًا مع إصدار تقرير يُعد علامة فارقة تضمن تحذيرات قوية بشأن حالة النظم البيئية والتنوع البيولوجي، وهي اللبنات الأساسية للبيئة الحية التي نحقق جميعًا الازدهار…

كارين اريكا كيمبر |

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7…

Karin Erika Kemper |

L'urgence de l'adoption de la Charte de Metz sur la biodiversité s'imposait après la publication d'un rapport qui dresse un constat alarmant sur l'état des écosystèmes et…

Karin Erika Kemper |

Esta carta adquirió incluso más urgencia con la publicación de un informe emblemático en el que se hacen drásticas advertencias acerca del estado de nuestros ecosistemas y de la biodiversidad,…

Karin Erika Kemper |

Le fléau de la dénutrition est d’une ampleur considérable en Asie du Sud. Les taux de retard de croissance et d’insuffisance pondérale chez les enfants y sont parmi les plus élevés du monde.

Miki Terasawa |

Appel à projets pour une prochaine exposition d’art internationale. © GFDRR L’art peut provoquer dans le public une réflexion sur les risques de catastrophes et la résilience que la science, les…

Jocelyn Michele West, Simone Balog-Way, Emma Phillips |