Multiple and overlapping disaster and crises are demonstrating the need for adaptability and flexibility of national disaster risk management (DRM) systems. Here are five ideas to consider when...

Jian Vun, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Since early May 2020, many countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have conducted high-frequency household phone surveys to monitor the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and to inform...

Lydia (Ypsse) Kim, Maria Ana Lugo, Ikuko Uochi |

According to the World Bank’s latest economic update titled “What will be the new normal for Vietnam: the economic impact of COVID-19,” Vietnam is nonetheless in a good position to escape the...

Jacques Morisset |

As countries grapple with the impact of COVID-19, policy makers are seeking effective, balanced solutions to address both public health and economic recovery challenges.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

With not a single confirmed death from COVID-19 to date, Vietnam’s approach offers useful insights.

Sang Minh Le |

COVID-19 poses a threat to people everywhere, but some groups will bear the worst brunt of its impact.

Louise Cord |

Vietnam took quick and decisive actions and is one of the few countries so far that has coped with the situation relatively well. There have been no COVID-related deaths and, as of April 14, only...

Ousmane Dione |

A bridge’s special design – characterized by the Khmer’s lotus symbol–- makes it a part of the pagoda and the cultural life of the locals, rather than another piece of concrete.

Nghi Quy Nguyen, Phuong Thi Minh Tran, Ngan Hong Nguyen |

This blog is part 2 of a blog series. This blog aims to contribute to an on-going conversation as to how a set of converging cloud, AI, and satellite and aerial imaging technologies can be...

Kai Kaiser, Caleb Robinson, Bistra Dilkina, Dan Morris, Nebojsa Jojic, Huong Thi Lan Tran |

This blog is part 1 of a blog series. This blog aims to contribute to an on-going conversation as to how a set of converging cloud, AI, and satellite and aerial imaging technologies can be...

Kai Kaiser, Caleb Robinson, Bistra Dilkina, Dan Morris, Nebojsa Jojic, Huong Thi Lan Tran |