Blog series: the year ahead

Global development in 2015

From the role of China to global economic uncertainty; from a landmark disaster reduction agreement to a radical rethink of the post-2015 agenda: our experts examine some of the big opportunities and challenges in the year ahead.

Woman weaving in China. Photo: © Steve Harris / World Bank
Haiti's Ministry of Commerce after the 2010 earthquake. UN Photo/Sophia Paris

We haven't learned the lessons from Haiti


On the fifth anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake, aid agencies have failed to analyse the long-term impact of their relief efforts.

Women walk through fish farm in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo: WorldFish / Mike Lusmore

Aceh, ten years after the tsunami


Aceh was hardest hit by the 2004 tsunami. Ten years and $6.7 billion later, it remains one of the poorest parts of Indonesia.

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