This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces four papers published from November 1 to November 15 on various topics, including…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

With only 16% of the Earth's land surface, Latin America and the Caribbean contain 50% of the world's known biodiversity. However, biodiversity loss is increasing at an alarming rate.…

Anna Wellenstein, Genevieve Connors |

What is the importance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, for Latin America and the Caribbean?

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Never before have African countries felt such a sense of urgency to act, adapt, and build resilience. Every year, people are experiencing more floods, soaring temperatures, coastal erosion, land…

Ousmane Diagana |

Unlike the rest of India where the states are responsible for the protection and management of forests, nearly 90 percent of the forests in Meghalaya have been managed under customary law by the…

Pyush Dogra, Simi Mishra |

Indonesia’s green belt – Protecting and restoring the country’s mangroves

André Rodrigues de Aquino |

The lives of most Congolese have not improved since the Congo Wars ended 20 years ago. Persistent conflict and slow economic progress caused living standards to decline year after year. Most…

Jean-Christophe Carret, Olga Kadima, Cia Sjetnan |

Mining is the fourth driver of deforestation—accounting for 7% of tropical and sub-tropical forest loss. Through its Climate-Smart Mining initiative, the World Bank Group and  PROFOR published in…

Idriss Deffry, John Drexhage, Susana Moreira |

By rethinking the approach to landscape restoration in Central Asia, the region can better protect lives and livelihoods and help create a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

Paola Agostini, Tatiana Proskuryakova |

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 |