A training program combining technical knowledge, leadership development and on-the-job practice is boosting women’s careers and business performance in Vietnam.

Diane Davoine |

While China's vehicle fleet is growing rapidly, there is hope that the rise of electric mobility might help limit the environmental impact. But will that be enough?

Jung Eun “Jen” Oh |

Following a devastating earthquake in 2018, the World Bank is working closely with Indonesia to rebuild damaged roads and bridges, and to put disaster resilience at the heart of future…

Elena Y. Chesheva, Tomás Herrero Diez, María José Sala Pelufo, Jian Vun |

Resilient Shores, a new report developed by the government of Vietnam, the World Bank, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) offers a systematic analysis of disaster…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Sophie de Vries Robbé, Dzung Huy Nguyen |

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 |

Images of Earth taken at night are revolutionizing our ability to measure and understand nearly every dimension of human activity on Earth and allow us to get a glimpse into human-Earth…

Steven Rubinyi, Ran Goldblatt, Hogeun Park |

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating lives and livelihoods globally. Before the pandemic, the World Bank projected that 35 million people in East Asia and the Pacific would escape poverty in 2020…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Making a link between a city’s density and its vulnerability to epidemics may seem like an obvious connection. But it may, in fact, be off the mark.

Wanli Fang, Sameh Wahba |

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 |

The Bank financed the Liaoning Coastal Zone Development Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Management Project to upgrade wastewater treatment plant processes, improve sewers to double…

Minghe Tao |