This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the UN Climate Change Conference, as ministers…

Rachel Kyte |

        During our research for a report on climate change in the Arab world which will be released in Doha next week, I travelled the region extensively. I met a number of people struggling…

Dorte Verner |

In Malaysia, over half of all HIV infections are transmitted through sharing contaminated needles and syringes. To combat the spread of the epidemic, the government in 2006 spearheaded 'harm…

Sutayut Osornprasop |

On Nov. 7, 2012, a motorboat carrying 110 illegal immigrants heading for Malaysia capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s southeastern border with Myanmar. This tragedy came less than…

Zahid Hussain |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images…

Erick Fernandes |

À première vue il n’y en a guère… Et pourtant, toilettes et téléphones portables ont en commun de pouvoir contribuer à la satisfaction des besoins des plus démunis et à l’éradication de la…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |

They both hold the potential to help meet the needs of the poor and end poverty. New ideas and innovative solutions are critical to address the 2.5 billion people who lack access to proper…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |

On October 23, Nigeria joined a fast-growing list of countries making headline commitments to financial inclusion targets and actions, by launching a new Financial Inclusion Strategy.  A total of…

Douglas Pearce |

Ten years ago, the World Bank and the government of Norway launched an ambitious project to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a source few people thought much about. If you’ve…

Rachel Kyte |

يعكس ارتفاع معدلات البطالة في  منطقةالشرقالأوسطوشمالأفريقيا إلى حد كبير العجز في معدل النمو.فإذا كانت الصين تحقق نموا بنسبة 10 في المائة على مدى عشر سنوات وتواجه معدلات بطالة تصل إلى 5 في المائة…