If you live in a country where electricity never or rarely goes out, you are lucky. In my country, Nepal, we are pleased when we get uninterrupted electricity for even eight hours a day. Like…

Ravi Kumar |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |

Quand on parle de mettre fin à l'extrême pauvreté et de favoriser une prospérité partagée (a), qu'est-ce qui vous vient à l'esprit ? Pour bien des gens, de manière assez logique, il…

Ana Revenga, Maura K. Leary |

When it comes to primary education, there are many reasons to be optimistic. Enrollment has jumped across the world, and more children are in school than ever before. In the last decade, the…

Mabruk Kabir |

Piensa un momento en las mujeres que te inspiran. Haz una lista. ¿Quiénes son las 8 mujeres más importantes? ¿Incluirías una trabajadora de la construcción de Jamaica? ¿Qué tal si agregas a una…

Pabsy Pabalan, Mehreen Arshad Sheikh |

فكّر في النساء اللاتي كنّ مصدر إلهام لك. ضعهن على قائمة. من اللاتي احتللن المراكز الأولى. هل تضم إلى القائمة عاملة إنشاء من جامايكا؟ ماذا عن قابلة في السودان أو صانعة جواهر في كوستاريكا؟ وماذا عن…

Pabsy Pabalan, Mehreen Arshad Sheikh |

Take a moment and think of the women who inspire you. Make a list. Who are the top 11 women? Would you include a construction worker from Jamaica?  How about a midwife in Sudan or a jewelry maker…

Pabsy Pabalan, Mehreen Arshad Sheikh |