114 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes across the world, with most of them internally displaced. The escalation of conflicts and the overlapping crises of forced displacement…

Sandra Joireman, Swati Sachdeva, Victoria Stanley |

Waste amounted to 3.3 percent to global greenhouse gas emissions in 2022, with landfills the primary source. As climate change continues to pose an ever-looming existential threat to the world and…

Ailin Tomio, Kremena M. Ionkova, Silpa Kaza |

A partnership underscores how combining financial support with technical assistance and knowledge exchange can amplify the impact on investment projects.

Haruka Miki-Imoto, Harsh Goyal |

Globally, the number of countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) is on the rise. These communities face challenges that increase their exposure to disasters, endanger their…

Jemma Vasilyan, Karima Ben Bih |

Explore the latest World Bank research on urban growth and its links to rising flood risks. Dive deep into data-driven insights on how urbanization trends since 1985 have impacted flood exposure…

Jun Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Stéphane Hallegatte |

In recent years, the World Bank has been exploring the use of artificial intelligence for disaster risk management, such as how to capture housing data with machine learning, and how to do it in a…

Isabelle Tingzon, Nuala Margaret Cowan, Pierre Chrzanowski |

Explore the challenges and solutions for urban flood risk in the era of climate change. Dive into comprehensive guidance from the 'Urban Flood Risk Handbook' on conducting flood…

Steven Rubinyi, Ross Eisenberg |

Explore the transformative power of urban infrastructure with the World Bank's latest blog. Dive deep into the four pivotal impacts reshaping cities globally, from direct benefits to…

Alessandra Richter, Valerie-Joy Santos, Matthijs Schuring |

Many communities face challenges during emergencies, where language barriers and limited access to technology can exacerbate the dangers posed by disasters. Let's look at the bigger picture…

Zoe Trohanis, Mirtha Escobar, Cristina Otano, Simone Balog-Way |

Explore Singapore's innovative measures against urban heat island effects. Delve into the city-state's use of technology and policy planning, and understand the latest rising temperature…

Phua Shi Hui |