With over a century of experience, Japan is at the forefront of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. With the World Bank they’re building a robust partnership to boost resilient…

Imad N. Fakhoury, Megumi Muto, Sameh Wahba |

The World Bank’s International Development Association—its fund established in 1960 to support the 74 poorest countries—just launched its 20th cycle (known as IDA20) at a high-level global event…

Akihiko Nishio |

For the first time in human history, there are more people on our planet over the age of sixty-five than there are children under the age of five. Also for the first time, more people reside in…

Juergen Voegele |

With one billion, or 15% of the world’s population, experiencing a form of disability, and 80% living in low- and middle-income countries, we must consider the impacts of natural hazards on…

Yusra Uzair, Simone Balog-Way, Mari Koistinen |

The Global Center on Adaptation and the African Development Bank have put infrastructure at the heart of their agenda to help African countries galvanize climate resilient actions. Resources and…

Patrick Verkooijen |

Quality Infrastructure Investment, or QII, can save money, spur economic development, create jobs, and attract investment. Two case studies from Japan illustrate how QII principles balance…

Paul Kriss, Darwin Marcelo |

East Asia entered the COVID-19 pandemic first and is likely to be the first region to recover. The region can turn this crisis to its long-term advantage by adopting bold and imaginative policies…

Victoria Kwakwa |

The World Bank Group, together with the MDB Working Group on Article 6, has established a Climate Market Club.

Sandhya Srinivasan, Florencia Sánchez Zunino |

With the right precautions, public transport can provide a safe way of getting around and contribute to a more sustainable, more inclusive recovery.

Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

A few years ago, my family and I boarded a bus in Japan’s Shikoku Island, where some of our distant relatives live. The rural landscape outside my window was beautiful, but there was something…

Yuko Arai |