The World Bank Group’s earlier resilience projects and recent support to Tonga’s emergency response and recovery efforts – including a development policy loan of over US$18M – have been vital in…

Alina Monica Antoci |

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

André Rodrigues de Aquino |

With extensive coastlines, many island nations, and low-lying territories, the East Asia and Pacific region is highly susceptible to climate-related disasters. The region has developing and…

Abidah B. Setyowati, Susan Shen |

The conflict in Yemen has now raged for seven years. War-damaged urban infrastructure, as well as water shortages, flood damage, and limited government capacity, has left two-thirds of a…

Emily Owen, Pasquale Franzese |

As India faces increasing extreme weather events, the World Bank’s South Asia Region Transport Global Practice is working to build resilient transport networks by improving the country’s national…

Rashi Grover, Pawan Kumar Sharma |

The COVID-19 global pandemic has challenged the world in so many ways. While the race for vaccine development and deployment absorbed much of our attention, extended lockdowns transformed our way…

Victor Mulas, Frederico Pedroso, Hiromi Akiyama, James Lee |

Jennifer Sara, the World Bank's new Climate Change Group Global Director, shares her approach to tackling the climate crisis.

Jennifer J. Sara |

Developing countries are at a critical crossroads. They are facing multiple, overlapping, and compounding crises from the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, growing impacts of climate change, economic…

Ed Mountfield |

A World Bank-supported Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Projec aims to upgrade urban and rural resilient and emergency infrastructure. The project also supports the pilot of a…

Wenyan Dong |