Aerial shot of Bazaruto's clear blue waters. Photo: Andre Aquino/World Bank An innovative World Bank project with a co-management agreement hopes to make conservation more equitable in one of...

André Rodrigues de Aquino, Carmen Lahoz Rallo |

This blogpost is part of a series of thematic blogs for the World Bank's Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic. Woman carries water containers near polluted stream...

Libbet Loughnan, Craig Kullmann |

History repeats, history rhymes and sometimes history regresses. Wandering through cities and fields in the Middle East and North Africa a thousand years ago, you would have been struck by the...

Torgny Holmgren |

View the full infographic here For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests. Migration.  Masses...

Claudia W. Sadoff, Dominick Revell de Waal, Edoardo Borgomeo |

Playing out this week and next in Paris is a high-stakes match between science and political will.   The science part is quite clear: 2015 is set to be the hottest year on record – a full degree...

Paula Caballero, John Roome |

The Middle East and North Africa is home to 6% of the world’s population and less than 2% of the world’s renewable water supply. In fact, it is the world’s driest region with 12 of the world’s...

Ghanimah Al-Otaibi |