In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.
While disasters such as earthquakes or floods affect everyone, their impacts are unevenly felt by different population groups.
In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…
Greenhouse gas emission from transport have been quickly growing in Vietnam. At the same time, transport infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to climate risk. To address these challenges, the…
Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.
While Vietnam’s Human Capital Index is at 0.67 – exceeding the upper-middle-income average – such indexes for ethnic minorities groups are consistently lower.
At the G20 Leaders Summit in Japan, World Bank Group President David Malpass stressed reducing inequality and realizing inclusive growth globally.
Financing UHC efficiently and equitably is important to ensure inclusive growth—especially since the health sector accounts for 11 percent of global GDP.
City leaders will gather again at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit in Tokyo, Japan, to continue their conversations and further unlock cities’ tremendous potential in driving inclusive, resilient, and…
Tobacco taxation in Vietnam: A human capital development imperative