The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic…

Sharmila Bellur |

For many Pacific Island countries, natural disasters such as cyclones and tsunamis, are an all-too common occurrence. Out of the top 15 most at-risk countries for natural disasters globally, four…

Michael Bonte-Grapentin, Patrick Meier, Keiko Saito |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Port Vila, Vanuatu. Photo credit: Phillip Capper Overjoyed at the emergency rehabilitation of Bauerfield International Airport, Vanuatu’s gateway for travelers, Linda Kalpoi, the general manager…

Christopher J. De Serio, Cristiano Costa e Silva Nunes |

Le cyclone tropical Pam, a frappé l’île de Vanuatu le 13 et 14 mars.  © UNICEF SENDAI (Japon) – Des vies en danger et des économies menacées, c’est ce à quoi nous nous exposons sans une meilleure…

Jim Yong Kim |

ضرب الإعصار الاستوائي بام جزيرة فانواتو في 13-14 مارس/آذار. حقوق الصورة: © اليونيسيف سينداي، اليابان – بدون الاستعداد الجيد للكوارث، سواء أكانت زلازل أم موجات مد أم أحداث مناخية متطرفة أم تفشيا في…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

Tropical Cyclone Pam hit the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13-14. © UNICEF SENDAI, Japan – Without better preparation for disasters – whether they be earthquakes and tidal waves, extreme…

Jim Yong Kim |

I must admit to being notoriously bad with a mobile phone. I forget to take it with me, leave it in parks and cafés and have never migrated to a smart phone – a simple old Nokia handset is my…

Laura Keenan |