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The rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases is pressuring countries and health systems in the Caribbean at a rate of epidemic proportions.
Universal, affordable, and reliable Internet connectivity is a key ingredient for inclusive recovery
About three-quarters of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean uses the Internet. The World Bank studies 24 countries in the region and provides three main findings on household digital…
Tuning in for climate action: How a new podcast from Indigenous Peoples and local communities is helping others Get REDDy for REDD+
Find out how World Bank’s podcast Get REDDy is enabling Indigenous Peoples to share their experience reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) with their peers around the globe.
New Evidence from Telephone Surveys Provides Insights for Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Uptake in the Caribbean
Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.
For more than a million people (estimated 15% of the Caribbean population) who have physical, sensory, and intellectual disabilities, disasters are more daunting prospects than usual. Read the new…
Adolescents are also especially important to achieving the social norms change that will ultimately prevent violence since adolescence is a time of transformation – a window of opportunity where…
Can we help nature bounce back? Realizing the benefits of nature-based solutions for climate resilience
Learn more about nature-based solutions, like mangroves, and their role in protecting countries and communities from climate change induced risks. Can we help nature bounce back? Realizing the…
Natural hazards are gender neutral; however, they do not affect all members of society equally. For instance, women are more vulnerable to the adverse economic effects of natural hazards, due to…
Central America’s diverse population includes more than 60 groups of Indigenous Peoples, whose systems of cultural, economic, political, and social organization have developed over centuries.