Natural hazards are gender neutral; however, they do not affect all members of society equally. For instance, women are more vulnerable to the adverse economic effects of natural hazards, due to…

Karen Sirker |

Peru and Ecuador living examples of the profound connection between us humans and the marine world from cultural, economic, and livelihood perspectives. For both nations, the ocean offers food,…

José Rehbein, Jorge Barbosa, Gabriela Encalada |

Every day across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), workers face a daunting dilemma: Do I risk my health by going out to earn some money or do I protect my health at the risk of going hungry…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Sergio Olivieri, Carolina Mejia-Mantilla |

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the education of thousands of students in the Eastern Caribbean States. A World Bank study findings reveal why addressing these education issues is…

Diego Angel-Urdinola, Denise Stolt, Romina Miorelli |

Displaced Venezuelans are certainly in a difficult situation. However, it could become even worse in the medium term once the restrictions imposed by the pandemic are lifted and the flow of…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Transport data collection in fragile and conflict-affected can be challenging. The World Bank has partnered with small tech start-ups to find innovative approaches to help bridge the mobility…

Malaika Becoulet, Xavier Espinet, Ludovic Cartigny |

Using disaster risk modeling techniques, in combination with historical damage data, census and socioeconomic survey data, satellite imagery, drone footage, and other media, the GRADE assessment…

Francesco Varotto, Giovanni Michele Toglia, Claudia Soto |

As countries rebuild their economies from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that women and gender considerations are at the heart of governments’ strategies for an inclusive and…

Nora Elizabeth Mc Gann, Nazaneen Ismail Ali |

For people in the developed world, a mortgage is a step toward owning a home. In developing countries, that dream is often elusive—especially for women.

Georgina Baker |

As we celebrate the International Earth Day, the challenges of climate change are foremost on our minds. What does climate change mean for Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)?

Anna Wellenstein, Valerie Hickey |