In Thessaloniki, a promenade along the Aegean Sea is dotted with fountains, sculptures, grassy parks, and the iconic “Umbrellas” art installation of the late Greek sculptor George Zongolopoulos.…

Valerie-Joy Santos |

The implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered.

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

The death toll from Cyclone Idai that ripped into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in March 2019 is now above 1, 000, with damages estimated at $2 billion. In 2018, more than 10, 000 people lost…

Abhas Jha |

Transport and disaster recovery In the Paradise, California fires of November 2018, a range of factors coalesced leaving 86 people dead and over 13, 900 homes destroyed. Fueling the fires were…

Melody Benavidez, Akiko Toya |

Another year has passed, and we are only 11 years away from the goalpost of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030). [[tweetable]]It is high time to reflect a bit on where we are…

Steffen Janus, Philip E. Karp |

Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

Community meeting discussing the reconstruction of a village hit by a volcanic eruption, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. © Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo/World Bank [[tweetable]]Over the past two weeks, the…

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

  New settlements in Sleman district post-eruption of Mt. Merapi. Imagine that you live near one of 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, threatened by the next eruption that could endanger your…

Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Sri Probo Sudarmo, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |