Ancient cities, like Mohenjodaro in modern-day Pakistan, emerged relatively recently in human history (photo courtesy of Saqib Qayyum used through a Creative Commons license.)​ The growth of large…

Chandan Deuskar |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

We've rounded up 20 tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Afghanistan,…

Mary Ongwen |

Image: Author's IllustrationFreakonomics Radio recently aired a podcast entitled “If Mayors Ruled the World”, based on Benjamin Barber’s new book of the same title, which contends that cities…

Jon Kher Kaw |

Comme un air de changement   Voici 15 ans, la communauté internationale se fixait pour objectif de réduire de moitié le nombre de personnes vivant dans l’extrême pauvreté – adoptant à cet effet…

José Cuesta |

Algo está cambiando   Hace 15 años, la comunidad internacional creó los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio, que incluyen la reducción de la pobreza extrema a la mitad, a través de un proceso que…

José Cuesta |

شيء ما يتغير   منذ خمسة عشر عاماً، وضع المجتمع الدولي الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية، بما في ذلك هدف خفض الفقر المدقع إلى النصف، من خلال عملية تم إعداد معظمها في نيويورك، وراء أبواب مغلقة. وقبل ذلك…

José Cuesta |

Something Is Changing Fifteen years ago, the international community designed the Millennium Development Goals, including that of halving extreme poverty, through a process that mostly took place…

José Cuesta |