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…
We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.
The program offers affordable loans for climate adaptation to households and to small businesses in manufacturing, tourism and agriculture.
Hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic remain uncollected on Caribbean islands each year and voluminous waves of plastic waste wash up on the shores, especially after severe storms.
The implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered.
The Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) is working with small island states to build disaster and climate resilience.