In Haiti, more than 60 percent of pregnant women deliver at home with a matron (a traditional birth attendant).

Jimena Llopis, Emilie Bernadette Perge |

At present, more than 70 countries in the world criminalize homosexuality and condemn with imprisonment sexual acts between people of the same sex. What solutions can be provided to solve these…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Fears abound that automation and other advanced technologies will lead to job losses for lower-skilled workers in emerging economies and exacerbate inequality. Each new wave of technological…

Rita Almeida, Ana Fernandes, Mariana Viollaz |

Construction works at Sobradinho Reservoir in Bahia, Brazil.
Photos by Marcello Casal Jr./ABr.

Martin Raiser |

Key achievements and prospective issues LAC concentrates only 2.3%of the total worldwide HIV/AIDS burden, landing in fourth place after Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and the…

Fernando Lavadenz |

The Meyer family from Anitapolis, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil A rude awakening by geese screaming at my door was not the way I envisioned starting my day. With temperatures near freezing, the…

Diego Arias |

In Jamaica, widespread violence constitutes a serious development challenge that affects men and women across generations. Young men and women are particularly at risk of experiencing violence,…

Jonna Lundwall, Sara Van Wie |

Municipality of Guatapé in Colombia. Photo - Adrienne Hathaway / World Bank Over the last 25 years, the relevance of local governments (states, provinces, municipalities, etc.) in Latin America…

Arturo Herrera Gutierrez |