In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.

William R. Sutton, Xinyu Weng |

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 |

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic…

Sharmila Bellur |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Liza (center) with her classmate Recently I met an inspiring student: 12-year-old Song Liza, who told me about her goal of becoming a doctor. Her reasoning is simple: one, because the shortage of…

Saroeun Bou |

Un representante de la Unión Europea (EU) evalúa los daños en un edificio de departamentos en Ucrania. Crédito: UE. Es una idea simple pero esencial: las guerras y los desastres están vinculados,…

Francis Ghesquiere |

El Niño is back and may be stronger than ever.   A wooden boat is seen stranded on the dry cracked riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia's East Java province…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

过去二十年来,经济增长已帮助全球10亿人摆脱了极度贫困,但目前尚有10亿人生活在极度贫困之中,11亿人未用上电,25亿人未用上环境卫生设施。对这些人而言,经济增长尚不具备足够包容性。 此外,经济增长是以牺牲环境为代价实现的。尽管环境退化对每个人都造成了影响,但贫困人口更易遭受极端天气事件、洪灾和气候变化影响。   发展专家、政策制定者以及世界银行等发展机构已总结出了一大经验:要成功终结贫困…

英卓华 |

خلال السنوات العشرين الماضية، ساعد النمو الاقتصادي على انتشال نحو مليار شخص من براثن الفقر المدقع. إلا أن هناك ما يقرب من مليار شخص مازالوا يعيشون في فقر مدقع. و 1.1 مليار يعيشون بدون كهرباء، و2.5…

سري مولياني إندراواتي |

Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But 1 billion people are still extremely poor. 1.1 billion live without electricity and 2…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |