The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

En el mundo, alrededor de mil millones de personas -un 15% de la población- vive con algún tipo de discapacidad, según el Informe Mundial sobre la Discapacidad de la Organización Mundial de la…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Rodríguez Coterón, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Labores de limpieza en el río Matanza-Riachuelo, en la provincia de Buenos Aires, uno de los más contaminados de América Latina/Banco Mundial Disponible en inglés Cuando hablamos de inundaciones,…

Victor Vazquez Alvarez, Alexander Serrano |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

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 |

C’est aujourd’hui la Journée internationale des populations autochtones. Les peuples autochtones et les minorités ethniques représentent environ 370 millions de personnes réparties dans plus de 90…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maninder Gill, Luis Felipe Duchicela |

Satellite image and analysis of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan in Samoa. Credit: UNITAR-UNOSAT With crisis mapping’s increasing profile, other organizations have joined the fray. Just this…

Dana Rawls |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Photo: Victoria Ojea/World Bank

Jorge Familiar |