This page in: 日本語 When it comes to their heritage buildings, both Bhutan and Japan have one common enemy: Fire. A view of Wangduephodrang Dzong in Bhutan which was destroyed by fire in 2012.…

Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman, Dechen Tshering |

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 |

También disponible en: English Photo: Lois Goh/ Banque mondiale La historia más común de la modernidad, que abarca fronteras nacionales, culturales y religiosas, se trata de personas que se…

Luis Triveno, Elkin Velasquez Monsalve |

Also available in: Español | 中文 Credit: Lois Goh/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Modernity’s most common story spanning national, cultural and religious borders is about people moving from rural areas to…

Luis Triveno, Elkin Velasquez Monsalve |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

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 Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

El Niño is back and may be stronger than ever.   A wooden boat is seen stranded on the dry cracked riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia's East Java province…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

¿Sabía que alrededor de 3, 7 millones de personas fallecieron en 2012 en el mundo a raíz de enfermedades relacionadas con la contaminación atmosférica ambiental? Esta cantidad, que  es casi la…

Paula Caballero |

Знаете ли вы, что в 2012 году во всем мире от болезней, связанных с загрязнением атмосферного воздуха, умерло около 3, 7 миллиона человек? То есть от поддающихся профилактике заболеваний каждый…

Paula Caballero |

您知道吗,2012年全世界约有370万人死于环境空气污染相关疾病?这几乎是洛杉矶每年死于可预防疾病的人口总数。   如把雾霾导致的死亡人数加上室内空气污染、遭污染的土地以及不安全饮水导致的死亡人数,全世界各类污染导致的死亡总数就会升至900万。这一数字超过了全世界每年死亡总数的七分之一,也使得污染的致命程度超过了营养不良。   鉴于目前已有解决方案,因此这一事实应广为人知。…

Paula Caballero |