Video Blog: World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific on his Visit to Tacloban City, the Philippines World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg talks…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

I will never forget October 8, 2005, a day that changed my life forever as it did for hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis.   I remember my house shaking violently like never before and my…

Haris Khan |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية At the UN climate talks that ended wearily on Saturday night in Warsaw, negotiators showed little appetite for making firm climate finance…

Rachel Kyte |

Family whose home floods every year. Colombia Photo: © Scott Wallace / World Bank It is an alarming trend: extreme weather events and disasters recorded around the globe are increasing in…

Jun Erik Rentschler |

On a Path Towards Climate Resilience Two recent key reports ­– The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's ‘Fifth Assessment Report' and World Bank’s ‘Turn Down the Heat’ – reveal…

Arastoo Khan |

I must admit to being notoriously bad with a mobile phone. I forget to take it with me, leave it in parks and cafés and have never migrated to a smart phone – a simple old Nokia handset is my…

Laura Keenan |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

This past week, we saw our future in a world of more extreme weather as Super Typhoon Haiyan tore apart homes and cities and thousands of lives across the Philippines. Scientists have been warning…

Rachel Kyte |

The World Bank Group is searching internally and globally for 18 experienced and driven professionals to help achieve two ambitious goals: reducing the number of people living on less than $1.25 a…

Keith Hansen, Nena Stoiljkovic |

I went to bed early that night in Rudrprayag. The trip had worn me out and we were not even halfway up the Alaknanda Valley. Still, sleep would not come. The air conditioning made too much noise.…

Onno Ruhl |