Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice…

Benoît Bosquet |

We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.

Akihiko Nishio |

Food is essential for all living organisms to survive and flourish, but for human beings, food transcends biological needs and has long been an integral part of social life and culture.

Martien van Nieuwkoop |

  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 |

Call for submissions for upcoming international art exhibition. © GFDRR Art is the queen of all sciences, communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world. -Leonardo da Vinci The Great…

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

© Dominic Chavez/World Bank Our 2019 Spring Meetings is just around the corner and it’s time to get organized. Mainstage speakers include representatives from top-notch institutions and…

Bassam Sebti |

Liberian woman's forest product market stand. © Gerardo Segura/World Bank According to WRI's ‘Global Forest Watch’, [[tweetable]]from 2001 to 2017, 337 million hectares of tropical tree…

Patti Kristjanson |

Purnima Devi Barman received the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 award, the highest civilian award for women in India, for her work along with the “Hargila Army” to protect the greater adjutant stork…

Claudia Sobrevila, Leeanne Alonso |

Firewood on bicycles as primary mode of reaching markets, Malawi. © Dejere/Shutterstock.com The jeep came to an abrupt halt, a few miles before we reached Lengwe National Park. I saw the Forest…

Hasita Bhammar |

[[tweetable]]​In 2018, the themes of climate change, disruptive technology, and human capital were not only priorities for the World Bank Group, but for governments, private companies, and…

Zubedah Robinson, Mario Trubiano |