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 |

Hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic remain uncollected on Caribbean islands each year and voluminous waves of plastic waste wash up on the shores, especially after severe storms.

Karin Erika Kemper, Tahseen Sayed |

Southern, Thailand - January 9, 2017: a volunteer helps a man with a disability get through the flood in his wheelchair. Photo: issara anujun / Shutterstock.com Natural hazard events can occur in…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

  Bangladesh, for its geographical location, is in the frontline of the battle against climate change. Credit: Ismail Ferdous/World Bank This blog is the first of  a series on how Bangladesh has…

Sameh Wahba, Swarna Kazi |

Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to flooding and climate change impacts. Photo Credit:  Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan/World Bank How can a country vulnerable to natural disasters…

Shilpa Banerji |

About this series More blog posts The social inclusion of disadvantaged groups is necessary for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, said government representatives, experts, and civil…

Lauri Sivonen |

The Metro Cable in Medellin has facilitated greater access to mobility, services, and opportunities through connecting poorer neighborhoods with facilities and services throughout the city. Joe…

Sangmoo Kim, Joe Qian |