Countries in the East Asia and Pacific region will benefit from cooperation in three major areas: vaccine deployment, reviving sectors of the regional economy, and building on their close…

Victoria Kwakwa |

As new data-sharing models emerge, we are seeing threats to privacy, data vulnerabilities, and capacity gaps in data usage in real time. Data collected for one purpose has the potential to…

Boutheina Guermazi, Vyjayanti T Desai, Jonathan Dolan |

Africa is the future and the future is African. More than a thought, this highlights Africa's tremendous potential to advance its development. With the youngest population globally, African…

Moulaye Ibrahim Bamba, Michael Geiger |

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 |

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

Sandhya Srinivasan, Florencia Sánchez |

While Singapore, Ghana, Morocco, and the Philippines are different in their circumstances and economic statuses, there are common lessons that can be drawn – particularly as other countries…

Mamta Murthi, Hana Brixi |

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to reflect on the brutal effects that pandemics and epidemics can have on our daily lives. For many years, those of us who have been working on the epidemic…

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Verónica Raffo |

What can other countries learn from Korea?  The importance of a strong geospatial data infrastructure and an open platform cannot be overstated. While apps and advanced algorithms are valuable, a…

Mika-Petteri Torhonen, Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Dongkyu Kwak, Alvaro Federico Barra |

Open source software can help improve government efficiency and transparency while speeding up innovation in the public sector. GovTech nations, such as Singapore, are using open source solutions…

Lesly Goh, Kai Kaiser, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

On any rational cost-benefit basis, investing in preparedness, whether for pandemics or natural hazards, is possibly one of the best investments any country can make. A dollar spent on…

Abhas Jha |