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 |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

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 |

  When we think of urban expansion in the 21st century, we often think of ‘sprawl’, a term that calls to mind low-density, car-oriented suburban growth, perhaps made up of single-family homes.…

Chandan Deuskar |

We are finally starting to see some positive news around the East Asia and Pacific region, but it is too soon to begin to speak of "green shoots" of economic activity or reaching the…

James Seward |