On any rational cost-benefit basis, investing in preparedness, whether for pandemics or natural hazards, is possibly one of the best investments any country can make. A dollar spent on…

Abhas Jha |

Over the last five years, an extensive coalition of development partners has been working under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety to make roads safer in 10 cities…

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Dipan Bose, Juan Miguel Velásquez, Dr. Soames Job, BA (Honours 1), PhD, GAICD, FACRS, Noor Ibrahim Mohamed |

Pedestrians represent 70% of all traffic fatalities in Baku, with many people struck by vehicles when simply trying to cross the street.

Tako Kobakhidze |

While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.

Utz Pape, Ambika Sharma |

In developing countries, governments with few resources are trying to figure out how to raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, while at the same time reducing emissions and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The first Diversity and Inclusion Learning Forum in this region was organized in Bangkok for staff to learn more about unconscious bias - or hidden bias - and how it can impact the workplace.

Monica Oldham |

Decades of civil war and political fragmentation have made Somalia one of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly seven of 10 Somalis live in poverty, the sixth-highest rate in the…

Utz Pape, Wendy Karamba |

The word "convenience" in the single-use plastics context, needs urgent redefinition, especially in the East Asia region where several countries top the list in terms of plastics leaking…

Özgül Calicioglu |

World Bank volunteers from the Thailand office took to Pattaya city’s coastlines, cleaning it, planting coral reefs, and setting nursery-raised sharks and crabs free to help balance the ecosystem…

Rattanyu Dechjejaruwat |

Tapping the minds of children and youth for their ideas and solutions through an art competition called “Thailand Young Artists: Our Country, Our Future.”

Kanitha Kongrukgreatiyos |