When you think of Bolivia, which is the first city that comes to mind? La Paz? Santa Cruz or maybe Cochabamba? But what about Trinidad or Tarija? Or perhaps Cobija or Riberalta? These are…

Sophie Chanson |

With the world becoming more urban than ever before, cities are at the core of the global development agenda.

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Horacio Cristian Terraza |

Also available in: Español Would you imagine having to evacuate your village by boat because the only road that takes you to your school and brings the goods is flooded? In February 2018, the…

Verónica Raffo, Pablo Iribarren Santos, Yohannes Yemane Kesete |

Also available in Español  After spending several years in front of a computer every day, I began to feel removed from those people who were the real reason for my work, which aims to build a…

Catalina Ramirez |

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 |

Ecuador is paying more and more attention to data collection and disaster risk management across sectors​. The Cruz-Castro Family searching for their belongings after the 2016 earthquake in…

Diana Rubiano |

Cities are critical engines of global growth. But as cities grow, they’re increasingly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters.

Sameh Wahba, Horacio Cristian Terraza |

Imagine you live in a city that floods, sometime for weeks, after extreme rainfalls. Imagine you live in that flooded city, where you and thousands of your neighbors must find a place to stay till…

Melanie Kappes |

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 |