The physical reconstruction of Aceh is amazing, but more importantly, livelihoods have been restored.

Mohamad Al-Arief |

    Photo © William Lane/World Bank Sea-level rise is not a phenomenon of increasing frequency, but rather increasing magnitude in a persistent and continuous way. The effect of climate change is…

Sandy Chang |

Much that remains of Beichuan, China from the earthquake, is buried – reclaimed by the environment. It has been seven months since the Wenchuan Earthquake devastated Sichuan Province and I have…

Mara Warwick |

Image credit: simonpocock at Flickr under a Creative Commons license. If you want to know what movies are being shown on flights across the Pacific, ask me or my World Bank colleagues in the East…

Zoe Elena Trohanis |

Growing up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, every year in elementary, junior high and high school, we would participate in hurricane drills. An alarm would sound, and all the kids would file into…

Zoe Elena Trohanis |

The Government of Myanmar, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations have released the first comprehensive report covering the impact of Cyclone Nargis on the…

Claudia Gabarain |

Two weeks ago a World Bank team visited Sichuan, including some of the most devastated areas such as Beichuan county.  My colleagues, Mara Warwick and John Scales, took photos and produced a…

David Dollar |

Regular bloggers David Dollar and Louis Kuijs participated earlier today in a live online discussion on the World Bank site about the latest edition of the

Claudia Gabarain |

Talking to some of the students, many of which are preparing for the college entrance examination. As I toured earthquake-devastated parts of Sichuan last week, what struck me most was the…

David Dollar |

Approaching the mountains from the Chengdu plain along the main road to Beichuan County, red banners with large white characters expressing support for the earthquake victims and thanks to the…

Mara Warwick |