I have Odisha on my mind. Cyclone Fani has devastated one of my favorite states in India.  But before Fani it was Idai and Kenneth.  And the people of Beira in Mozambique are reeling. All this in…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Je reste hantée par les images de l’Odisha, l’un de mes États préférés en Inde, dévasté par le cyclone Fani. Mais avant Fani, il y a eu Idai, puis Kenneth… qui a ravagé Beira, au Mozambique,…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Algunos individuos y grupos se ven más afectados por las inundaciones urbanas que otros. Las personas de ingreso bajo corren un mayor riesgo, por supuesto, pero la exclusión se basa en algo más…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

Our planet is undergoing a process of rapid urbanization, and the next few decades will see unprecedented growth in urban areas, including in urban infrastructure. Most of the growth will take…

Maninder Gill, Vincent Roquet |

Within a few weeks of the disaster, the tents, half a dozen of them, were lined up along a creek where houses with bamboo walls and nipa roofs had once stood. They were brand new… and empty. They…

Markus Kostner |

Editorial credit: alionabirukova / Shutterstock.com Last week, the world came to attention when the famous Hulene dumpsite in Maputo, Mozambique collapsed under heavy rains, killing at least 16…

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao |

A man holds his family's "red book, " the land use rights certificate in Vietnam, which includes both his and his wife's names. (Photo by Chau Doan / World Bank) Ground-…

Jorge Muñoz |

Also available in Myanmar (.pdf)   In our previous post, we discussed some of the major land-related challenges facing Myanmar’s transition and development. In fact, resolving outstanding land…

Anna Wellenstein |