Do you know that in Liberia, half of the population lives within 2.5 kilometers of a forest and is depending on them?
A new report looks at the kinds of policies actions three cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, providing lessons for other cities.
A recent World Bank report finds that the Bank’s strategic use of climate-related trust funds has enabled it to play an outsized role in catalyzing climate action worldwide for nearly 30 years.…
Plastic pollution in oceans a cause of concern amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with the increased use of single-use plastic.
South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.
As they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries have a unique opportunity to plan for stronger and greener economies.
The World Bank, Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization and global network, and the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme, an inter-governmental institution, launch an…
As planning for recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 begins, the big question is what form this new economy might take?
World Bank South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer reflects on his three decades at the World Bank and the lessons learned that make a difference.
The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…