Six years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, among other countries, are still recovering from the impact of two of the deadliest hydrometeorological events in…

Francesco Varotto, Clara Ariza, Roberto Mendez, Naraya Carrasco, Suranga Kahandawa |

The financial protection gap against climate shocks and disasters is widening. Morocco was hit by an earthquake in September 2023, affecting more than 300,000 people in Marrakesh and surrounding…

Djibrilla Issa, Olivier Mahul |

In Türkiye, out-of-court procedures were in the spotlight during the summer of 2018, which was the beginning of a convulsive period for the country’s economy.

Gunhild Berg, Fernando Dancausa, Etkin Ozen |

A look back at South Asia’s year in 10 blogs. These blogs spotlight stories of resilience and innovation, and explore issues critical to the region such as air pollution, climate change, women’s…

Adnan Siddiqi, Trishna Thapa |

The aftermath of Hurricane Otis revealed the vulnerability of not only the city's infrastructure but also its economic pillars.

Jack Campbell |

Extreme climate events have been increasingly common in Sri Lanka. The World Bank is helping to increase climate resilience - through efforts such as improving flood resilience in the Kelani River…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Masakazu Miyagi, Priyanka Dissanayake |

Countries in Central Asia are not prepared to face disasters. Besides earthquakes, they face floods, landslides, mudflows, wildfires, or avalanches every year. Since 2000, natural disasters in the…

Tatiana Skalon, Martin Melecky |

After the devastating 2018 floods, Kerala embarked on several data solutions in partnership with the World Bank: an action plan based on a rapid diagnostic of data governance, emphasizing…

Illika Sahu, Shashank Jayakumar, Prasanna Lal Das, Ravi Kumar, Natsuko Kikutake |

The impact of flooding on education and healthcare facilities in Cambodia is often overlooked, but these events can have severe long-term consequences on human capital and productivity.

Sandra Baquie, Erica Honeck, Bowen Wang |