Urban development can result in the loss of permeable (or pervious) surfaces, decreasing the ability of water to seep into the ground. As a result, stormwater runoff, peak discharge, and…

Muhammad Halik Rizki, Jian Vun |

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

David Malpass |

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 |

Bioindustry business: could the humble sea cucumber transform rural coastal livelihoods in Indonesia?

André Rodrigues de Aquino, David Kaczan |

Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is becoming increasingly urban. Today, over half of the population lives in cities; by 2045, the centenary of Indonesia's…

Sameh Wahba, Kurt Kunz, Mark Roberts |

The government of Indonesia's Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program (COREMAP), financed by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility, has been gradually but significantly…

André Rodrigues de Aquino, David Kaczan |

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 |

New World Bank report titled “Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential” explores Indonesia’s urbanization in terms of prosperity, inclusiveness, and livability. It introduces a new…

Frederico Gil Sander, Mark Roberts, Sailesh Tiwari |