Did you know that in Kazakhstan we live in the country with the deadliest roads? Every year,  3, 000 people die on roads in Kazakhstan, and over 30, 000 are injured. Imagine if an airplane crashed…

Aliya Karakulova |

Building seawalls. Photo: Lauren Day/World Bank The first ever meeting of the Heads of Procurement of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) took place on June 20-21 in Barbados with…

Shaun Moss |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

There is a lot that development practitioners don’t know about the Pacific Islands. When it comes to the laws of these small island nations scattered throughout the ocean separating Asia and the…

Katrin Schulz, Yasmin Bin-Humam, Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis., Paula Tavares, Isabel Santagostino |

On March 3rd we will celebrate World Wildlife Day. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013, this day raises awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. This year’s theme, "The future of…

Claudia Sobrevila |

Le 3 mars, nous célébrerons la Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage. Cette manifestation, adoptée en 2013 par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, a pour but de sensibiliser le monde entier à l’…

Claudia Sobrevila |

Street scene in Delmas, Haiti “Plantain nu eat like rice” — a Caribbean saying roughly translated as “Make do with what is available to you” — applies to the region’s experience with public-…

Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Durante la última década, la caza furtiva de vida silvestre aumentó rápidamente y se convirtió junto con la destrucción del hábitat en una de las causas principales de pérdida de la vida silvestre…

Samuel Wasser |

على مدى العقد الماضي، أصبح الصيد غير المشروع للأحياء البرية يعادل تدمير الموائل الطبيعية كسبب رئيسي في فقدان الأحياء البرية في العديد من البلدان. ولعل صيد الأفيال الأفريقية سعيا وراء العاج هو مثال…

Samuel Wasser |