The World Bank has been working on Disaster Risk Managment with Guatemala’s national and local authorities and agencies since 2006.

Barbara Minguez Garcia, Rodrigo Donoso Arias |

Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice…

Benoît Bosquet |

A city of contrasts, Buenos Aires works to integrate informal settlements

Beatriz Eraso Puig, Catherine Lynch |

The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record, according to newly released UNHCR report and World Bank estimates.

Emi Suzuki |

Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, of which about 3.6 million originate from Syria.

P. Facundo Cuevas, Aysha Twose |

Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

The program offers affordable loans for climate adaptation to households and to small businesses in manufacturing, tourism and agriculture.

Keren Charles, Kerri Cox, Priscilla M. Phelps |