Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

How would you define the area of Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta?   a: Simply using the administrative boundaries of the Special Capital Region of Jakarta? b: Based on the extent and density of…

Mark Roberts, Maarten Bosker, Jane Park |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

Big Data. Blockchain. Drones. E-Wallets. Artificial Intelligence. These are words that one would expect to hear at the latest conference in Silicon Valley, not during a discussion of Indonesia’s…

Dao Harrison |

Big Data. Blockchain. Drone. E-Wallets. Kecerdasan Buatan (Intelegensi Artifisial). Istilah-istilah tersebut biasanya dibahas dalam sebuah konferensi yang paling baru di Silicon Valley, bukan…

Dao Harrison |

Community meeting discussing the reconstruction of a village hit by a volcanic eruption, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. © Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo/World Bank [[tweetable]]Over the past two weeks, the…

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Cet automne, le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) publiera son rapport spécial sur les enjeux d’un réchauffement planétaire de 1,5 °C. Cette publication tant…

Global Environment Facility GEF |

  New settlements in Sleman district post-eruption of Mt. Merapi. Imagine that you live near one of 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, threatened by the next eruption that could endanger your…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Sri Probo Sudarmo, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

  Permukiman baru di kabupaten Sleman pasca-letusan Gunung Merapi. Bayangkan bila Anda tinggal dekat salah satu dari 127 gunung berapi aktif di Indonesia, dengan kekhawatiran letusan berikutnya…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Sri Probo Sudarmo, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the…

Margaret Arnold, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Deepti Samant Raja, Lorenzo Piccio |