The celebration of Earth Day this week should cause us to pause and consider the state of our planet. What weighs heavily on our minds is the degradation of West Africa’s coasts; they are…

Elikia Abraham, Melissa Landesz |

While the World Bank’s resources for low-income countries have never been greater, they still pale in comparison with these countries’ needs. Governments always need to make hard choices between…

Arnaud Braud, Vincent Launay |

Photo: Tony Salas | Flickr Creative Commons In my home state of California in the United States, major drought-fueled wildfires tore across the state in the latter half of 2017 setting records for…

Sunny Kaplan |

Photo: RoyBuri | Pixabay In developed countries, we tend to take infrastructure services for granted. It’s easy to forget, when living in London, Washington, or Singapore, how much lies behind the…

Vasuki Shastry |

Photo: only_kim / Shutterstock.com  There are many drivers of climate change, but few would disagree that energy infrastructure built according to “business-as-usual” standards is a major one.…

Michael Tran |

Photo: Felix_Broennimann | Pixabay Creative Commons   Infrastructure is a key driver for growth, employment, and better quality of life in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). But…

Deblina Saha |

Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: DFID | Flickr Creative Commons Health is one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, it is not feasible for any country, rich or poor, to provide its entire…

Cynthia Olotch |

Photo: Michiel van Nimwegen | Flickr Creative Commons Just ahead of this year’s anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, I visited the Tsunami Honganji Vihara site in Sri Lanka where…

David Baxter |

Also available in 中文 | Français | Español | عربى Image: chombosan / Shutterstock According to NASA, 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. So—with climate change high on…

Michael Wilkins |