Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

Le super-typhon Haiyan qui vient de s’abattre sur les Philippines, détruisant tout sur son passage et faisant des milliers de victimes, nous a donné un aperçu de ce qui nous attend dans un monde…

Rachel Kyte |

La semana pasada, cuando el enorme tifón Haiyan destruyó casas y ciudades y cobró miles de vidas en Filipinas, pudimos ver lo que será nuestro futuro en que habrá eventos climáticos más extremos.…

Rachel Kyte |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

Antigua, Guatemala. En esta ciudad colonial, una muestra viva de la cultura maya, rodeada de cerros y volcanes, los cancilleres de las Américas han logrado en apenas tres días algo que parecía, si…

Sergio Jellinek |

Antigua may mean old in Spanish, but what has been accomplished here looks quite modern. In this colonial city, a living example of Guatemala’s Mayan heritage, surrounded by mountains and…

Sergio Jellinek |

​Participants at the first Community Practitioners Academy meeting, which was held ahead of the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in Generva. - Photos: Margaret Arnold/World Bank…

Margaret Arnold |

My work with small-hold cocoa farmers in Nicaragua has taught me that it is not true that organic production is more expensive, complicated to learn and unsustainable.   The Sustainable…

Mary L. González |

Mi trabajo en la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte (RAAN) en Nicaragua con organizaciones de pequeños productores cacaoteros  me enseñó que es una falacia que la producción orgánica es más cara…

Mary L. González |

También disponible en español e português It’s tempting to think that this is just another Earth Day – after all, it has been celebrated since 1970. But perhaps this year should be different, at…

Karin Erika Kemper |