What happens when people stop trusting their leaders? They become suspicious. As we’ve witnessed, many people do not trust state-led vaccine programs. Then, people start taking matters into their…

Kumi Naidoo |

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 |

2021 has already been an extraordinary year for Afghanistan – impacted by the pandemic on the one hand and the withdrawal of the US troops on the other – both have implications on the country.

Manizha Wafeq |

Indonesia has an opportunity to harness low-carbon opportunities for higher-quality jobs and growth, ensuring that the country builds back better than before through a green recovery.

Victoria Kwakwa |

As Fiji battles COVID-19, this year marks 50 years since the country formally joined the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) – World Bank in 1971.

Victoria Kwakwa |

When roads are damaged by natural hazards, the cost is far more than just the effects on the infrastructure. Lives can tragically be lost, and timely emergency response and reconstruction are…

Daniel Kull, Ko Takeuchi, Marinos Skempas, Faridun Sanginov |

The Tanzania Urban Resilience Program, a partnership between the World Bank and the UK, has supported strengthening community emergency response capacity and community resilience in 12 wards…

Nyambiri Kimacha, Yohannes Yemane Kesete |

The World Bank is supporting Morocco's DRM efforts by preparing a diagnostic assessment of the country's regulatory framework, making recommendations to the relevant authorities for…

Philipp Petermann, Theresa Abrassart, Thomas Moullier, Antoine Hanzen, Ghizlane Aqariden, Youssef Elouardy |

Tonga has been concerned about the health implications of a lack of available and affordable fresh fish in local markets. This blog explores three ways to boost food security and foster healthy…

Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi, Sutayut Osornprasop, Sione Hufanga |