Niger is considered the second most vulnerable country in the world to increasing risk from climate change, such as floods, droughts, and extreme heat events. Read this new blog by the World Bank…

Claudia Soto Orozco, Cécile Arnaud Lorillou |

Did you know that China is a global leader in the use of fiscal transfers for environmental management? If your answer is “no”, you are in the majority.

David Kaczan, Michael T Bennett, Xiawei Liao |

By investing in maintaining and developing weather and water forecasting with support from the World Bank, Kyrgyz Republic has sought to better protect lives and livelihoods.

Daniel Kull, Tolkun Jukusheva, Naveed Hassan Naqvi |

Azerbaijan celebrated Novruz last week, with festivities hailing water as a source and precursor of the re-birth of nature, and we were all reminded of how crucial water is in our lives. At the…

Winston Yu |

Ask anyone in Mongolia what water means to them, and you are likely to hear “supreme treasure” or “blue gold.” The government has referred to water even as “priceless wealth.” Water has…

Esha Zaveri, Rochi Khemka |

In Sri Lanka, the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project is making a paradigm shift in mindsets of rural Sri Lankans by raising awareness, providing training and building laboratories for…

Rubika Shrestha, Thiruni Liyanage, Kristoffer Welsien |

Following his recent travels, World Bank Group President David Malpass shares a short summary of his trip to Senegal and Morocco last week.

David Malpass |

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias whereby people vastly overestimate their competence in a given domain, largely as a function of their being unaware of just how much it is they don’t…

Lucy Lytton, Peter Ravenscroft |

More than 2.2 billion people live their lives without access to safe water. This Knowledge for Change Program (KCP) blog highlights three pieces research that focus on the public good nature of…

Marcelo Buitron, Kerina Wang, KCP Program Management Unit (KCP PMU) |