Find out how the World Bank is supporting Indigenous Peoples’ land tenure security through climate finance.

Erwin de Nys, Asyl Undeland |

With extensive coastlines, many island nations, and low-lying territories, the East Asia and Pacific region is highly susceptible to climate-related disasters. The region has developing and…

Abidah B. Setyowati, Susan Shen |

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 Lao PDR Trade Portal — the first Trade Information Portal set up with support from the Trade Development Facility Project — turns ten years old in June 2022. In its first decade, the portal…

Luc Pugliatti, Bill Gain |

To achieve climate and biodiversity targets, local communities and Indigenous Peoples must be engaged and empowered to be effective stewards of forests.

Susan Shen, William Bleich |

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 |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the uneven recovery of East Asia and Pacific. The invasion comes on top of the economic distress caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the financial…

Aaditya Mattoo, Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Ergys Islamaj |

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 |

Discover how the World Bank is helping countries make climate action more gender inclusive.

Bernice Van Bronkhorst |

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 |