A woman embroidering a shirt at the weekly market in Sapa, Lao Cai province, northern Vietnam. © Tran Thi Hoa/World Bank
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
With active projects worth about $9.8 billion in South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific, the World Bank and its partners are continuing investment in these programs.

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For every person in Iceland, there are more than 200 olympic swimming pools worth of renewable freshwater. However, nearly 1.6 billion people live in countries where water is scarce – a figure that may double in the next two decades.
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