With support from the Government of Japan and the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction, the World Bank and its partners have trained more than 80 Afghan engineers and policymakers in…

Julian Palma, Ditte Fallesen |

Women at a reconstruction site in Nepal. © Keiko Sakoda/World Bank The World Bank has been steadily increasing its disaster risk management support over the past decade, growing its annual…

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez |

Seismic station in Thimpu. Photo: Royal Government of Bhutan Bhutan is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, thanks to its location in the seismically active Himalayas. However, past seismic events…

Dechen Tshering, Peeyush Sekhsaria |

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national…

World Bank Data Team |

Download PDF (30Mb) / View Online “The World Bank is one of the world’s largest producers of development data and research. But our responsibility does not stop with making these global public…

World Bank Data Team |

Hurricane Irma moves through the Caribbean in this satellite image from September 5th, 2017. Image credit: NOAA The last few weeks have been a stark reminder of how [[tweetable]]natural disasters…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Southern, Thailand - January 9, 2017: a volunteer helps a man with a disability get through the flood in his wheelchair. Photo: issara anujun / Shutterstock.com Natural hazard events can occur in…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to flooding and climate change impacts. Photo Credit:  Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan/World Bank How can a country vulnerable to natural disasters…

Shilpa Banerji |

[[tweetable]]What are some of the key issues that will shape global development in 2017?[[/tweetable]] About this series More blog posts ​From addressing the forced displacement crisis to helping…

Andy Shuai Liu |