With nearly 10,000 inhabited islands, there are thousands of diverse island communities across Southeast Asia facing the challenge of beaches covered in plastic. Photo: Shutterstock/

Kate Philp |

The World Bank currently supports Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR with the registration of land rights in rural areas, including various forms of technical assistance on…

Willem van der Muur |

From land governance to carbon payments, Jambi has the potential to be an example of successful integrated landscape management taking place in real-time. In the long run, Indonesia could scale up…

André Rodrigues de Aquino, Efrian Muharrom |

Over the past 20 years, Lao PDR has had one of the fastest growing economies in East Asia and the Pacific. Rapid economic growth has led to a huge increase in waste produced, but systems for…

Kaysone Vongthavilay, Maurice Andres Rawlins, Klaus Sattler |

A new World Bank research study analyzes how an auction system could encourage the greater construction of climate-friendly low-income housing in Indonesia.

Dao Harrison, Henrik Rytter Jensen |

The National Mangrove Program is an Indonesian presidential priority and aims to rehabilitate 600,000 hectares of degraded mangroves by 2024 and enhance the conservation of existing mangroves.

Satu Kahkonen, André Rodrigues de Aquino |

Learn about the impact that climate-related sea-level rise may have on the maritime and legal rights – and even habitability – of Pacific nations, and policy options that may be available to them…

Christina Leb |

A new World Bank report, Environmental Challenges for Green Growth and Poverty Reduction: A Country Environmental Analysis for the Lao PDR analyzes the environmental challenges most closely linked…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |

In a changing climate—with more frequent, longer lasting, or extreme wind, rain, snow, cold, and heat—how can urban planning and design influence our mobility choices? And how can city governments…

Sandrine Boukerche |