World Bank Group funds projects to rein in pollution at every stage of plastic value chain.

David Malpass |

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7...

Karin Kemper |

For three days this month, the West African nation of Senegal was in the spotlight of global efforts to combat climate change and improve education in a rapidly changing world. French President...

Jim Yong Kim |

In a world increasingly filled with risk, social protection systems help individuals and families cope with civil war, natural disaster, displacement, and other shocks. ©  Farhana Asnap/World Bank...

Michal Rutkowski |

© Center for Conservation and Research, Sri Lanka The members of the community in the Bulugolla village in Sri Lanka breathed a sigh of relief. It was the month of October and the rice harvest had...

Hasita Bhammar |

Can innovation be more than just a gimmick? © DFID [[tweetable]]Challenges in development are growing at unprecedented rates, driven by complex human crises[[/tweetable]]: refugees, rapid and...

Alanna Simpson |

How many school children can be endangered by the schools themselves? The answer was over 600, 000 in metropolitan Lima alone.   In the region, fraught with frequent seismic activity, nearly two-...

Joe Leitmann |

Over the past decade, commitments and support for Forest Landscape Restoration have grown significantly. As part of the Bonn Challenge, for instance, some 40 countries, sub-national jurisdictions...

Werner Kornexl |

Globally 2.9 million people died from household air pollution in 2015, caused by cooking over foul, smoky fires from solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and agricultural crop...

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana, Bjorn Klavdy Larsen |

By the early 2000s, Peru faced serious environmental problems. Air pollution in urban areas was so severe that it caused thousands of premature deaths every year. In fact, air quality in Lima was...

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |