On the 31st of August, Indonesia gave its 100 millionth dose of the COVID vaccine. A major milestone for one of the most COVID-affected countries in the world with about 270 million people and…

Satu Kahkonen, Aparnaa Somanathan |

Countries in the East Asia and Pacific region will benefit from cooperation in three major areas: vaccine deployment, reviving sectors of the regional economy, and building on their close…

Victoria Kwakwa |

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we are about a year into an unprecedented health and economic crisis that has destroyed lives and livelihoods globally and in the East Asia and…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Mobile government (mGov) offers developing countries several benefits for their citizens including financial inclusion, wider access to services and improved government social accountability.

Khuram Farooq, Peter Kustor |

The world is facing both a health and an economic crisis due to COVID-19. This threatens progress towards universal health coverage – a policy commitment of the United Nations’ Sustainable…

Wayne Irava, Ajay Tandon |

World Bank Group funds projects to rein in pollution at every stage of plastic value chain.

David Malpass |

Multiple and overlapping disaster and crises are demonstrating the need for adaptability and flexibility of national disaster risk management (DRM) systems. Here are five ideas to consider when…

Jian Vun, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

A new World Bank report found the pandemic threatens to reverse hard-won gains made in global health and human capital over the past decade.

Priyanka Ripley |

What can other countries learn from Korea?  The importance of a strong geospatial data infrastructure and an open platform cannot be overstated. While apps and advanced algorithms are valuable, a…

Mika-Petteri Torhonen, Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Dongkyu Kwak, Alvaro Federico Barra |