Talti village in Dhading district in Nepal: A new micro hydropower plant has made it possible to open an agro-processing plant. Credit: The World Bank Fifteen years ago, I started a new job in the…

Bhupendra Shakya |

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 |

  Rural Nepalese celebrate commissioning of a MHP in their village Working in the renewable energy sector for the World Bank since 2010, I have visited more than 50 Micro Hydropower Plants (MHPs)…

Tomoyuki Yamashita |

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 |

Most public-private partnership (PPP) transactions you hear about are large, multi-million dollar infrastructure deals with serious global players competing in international tenders. But PPPs don…

David Lawrence |