The rollout of vaccines globally, particularly as this effort picks up momentum, is spreading hope that countries will soon have control over the devastating health impacts of the COVID-19…

Karin Kemper, Urvashi Narain |

As Fiji battles COVID-19, this year marks 50 years since the country formally joined the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) – World Bank in 1971.

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 |

Blog featuring female leaders across the Pacific for the World Bank Pacific’s 2021 International Women’s Day campaign.

Yasmin Poole |

A new paper, How could the Pacific restore international travel after COVID?, highlights the benefits of a phased approach to opening up the Pacific, alongside the potential pitfalls, and less…

Andrew Blackman, Hamish Wyatt |

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 |

How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

© ThickStock.com/Getty Images The first green bond issued by the World Bank 10 years ago created the blueprint for today’s US$500+ billion labeled bond market. This blog post looks at how green…

Heike Reichelt |

It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster…

Philippe H. Le Houérou |