Traditional house in Nepal's Central Hills. Credit: ABARI In Dolakha, a Thangmi woman rises early in the morning to mix together a paste of manure and clay. She kneels down on the floor of…

Nripal Adhikary, Amy Leigh Johnson |

Specialists in Sri Lanka receive training on the InaSafe risk assessment platform. © World Bank ​​When I first heard about OpenStreetMap (OSM) – the so called Wikipedia of maps, built by…

Alanna Simpson |

This map shows landslide sites. ICIMOD a team led by NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps and monitors potential geohazards using satellite data.     One of the first things I…

Deepa Rai |

Strong trade connectivity can help disaster response and recovery by ensuring that humanitarian relief goods and services get to where they are needed when disaster strikes.  Trade policy measures…

Selina Jackson, Michael Roberts |

Relief workers in the town of Sankhu in the Kathmandu Valley, June 2015. Credit: Yann Doignon / World Bank It has been exactly three months since the Nepal earthquake first struck and one month…

Marc Forni |

About 9, 000 lives have been lost to the devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25 and the powerful aftershock on May 12. A conference in Kathmandu on June 25 will bring Nepal together with its…

Annette Dixon |

   Photo Credit: Laxmi Prasad Ngakhushi It has been 50 days since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25.  With another powerful aftershock on May 12, a combined 9, 000 lives were…

Ram Sharan Mahat |

Nepali women listening to an official. Photo credit: World Bank This post was originally published on Time Women have lost the most—and they have the most to lose On April 25 and May 12, Nepal was…

Ravi Kumar |

Biswash, a 12 year old staying at the temporary camp in Uttar Dhoka showing the Dharahara collage he made.  ​Photo - Suresh Ghimire On April 25, the day of the earthquake, my colleagues and I were…

Dipeshwor Shrestha |

Keshav’s house (left) and his mother’s house (right), before the earthquake In Nepal’s hamlets and villages, in the first days following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, families…

Johannes Zutt |