Earthquake survivors set up bank accounts to receive the first installment of 50, 000 Rupees each. The rebuilding has long begun in Nuwakot District in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.…

Annette Dixon |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

A man watches a piece of land fall into a river September 22, 2014 in the Kalashuna village in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh. Credit: Allison Joyce. 2014 Getty Images Geological hazards – or…

Yuka Makino, Athula Kulathilaka, Thomas Oommen, Marinos Skempas |

Community members from Nepal learn how to make paper jewelry crafts from Ibasho-Japan members.  (Photo: Margaret Arnold / World Bank) In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal in April…

Margaret Arnold |

Many urban residents these days will find it hard to imagine a life without mobile apps that help us locate a restaurant, hail a cab, or find a subway station—usually in a matter of seconds

Xueman Wang |

"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending…

Xavier Devictor, Quy-Toan Do |

Photo by Flickr user Khaled Monsoor In Bhutan, the only country that measures success on a scale of Gross National Happiness (GNH), government officials actively research ways to make residents’…

Adele Paris |

Nepal Earthquakes: One Year Anniversary One year ago today, the first in a series of massive earthquakes rocked Nepal. Nearly 9 thousand people lost their lives in the disaster. Over 20 thousand…

Takuya Kamata |

  Small shacks with bamboo frames & corrugated tin roofs - where 40 percent of the city’s population live. Sangmoo Kim/World Bank In Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, you cannot miss the…

Sangmoo Kim |