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 |

Since early May 2020, many countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have conducted high-frequency household phone surveys to monitor the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and to inform…

Lydia (Ypsse) Kim, Maria Ana Lugo, Ikuko Uochi |

Under the 18th replenishment of IDA (IDA18), which ended in June, we have more than doubled our support in fragile and conflict-affected situations over three years, from $10.2 billion to $23…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

As COVID-19 dominates the world’s attention, it bears remembering that another, older respiratory disease that is both preventable and treatable is still killing 1.5 million people every year: TB…

Tom Perry, Miriam Schneidman |

GWSP: Big ideas for small islands

Stephane Dahan |

New Zealand’s success story is often told in terms of its lamb, wool, kiwifruit and agricultural exports. But our country’s greatest asset has always been our people who have been equipped to do…

Annette Dixon |

[[tweetable]]Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and…

Judy Yang |

The World Bank has joined the fight to kick TB out of Papua New Guinea. (World Bank / Tom Perry) My last surviving grandparent, my Nanna, passed away peacefully late last year. And the end of a…

Tom Perry |