Syrian refugee students listen to their school teacher during math classes.  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​In Europe, the year 2015 will be remembered as the year of the “refugee crisis.”…

Christian Bodewig |

If you think about it, snow is a pretty amazing thing. It is nature’s way of storing water in the winter, and then using it in the summer when it is needed, namely during the growing season. If it…

Kulsum Ahmed |

Ministers, mayors, senior officials and experts from both the social protection and urban development spheres wrapped-up their intensive discussion at the 2015 South-South Learning Forum in…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Ministers, mayors, senior officials and experts from both the social protection and urban development spheres wrapped-up their intensive discussion at the 2015 South-South Learning Forum in…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Представьте себя в прошлом веке, идущим по улице большого центрально-азиатского города. Вас окружает архитектура, где доминирует советский стиль, и целые кварталы застроены одинаковыми типовыми…

Joaquin Toro |

Imagine yourself in the last century, walking down one of the streets of a large Central Asian city. You are surrounded by architecture dominated by the Soviet style, with common building types…

Joaquin Toro |

More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. If that number seems daunting, then consider this: 1.1 billion people – more than three times the population of the United…

Korina Lopez |

Все мы уже видели эти цифры: в течение ближайших десятилетий многие страны – как развитые, так и развивающиеся - сильно постареют. Одним из показателей, описывающих происходящее, служит «…

Иоганнес Кеттль |

We have all seen the numbers before: Over the coming decades, many countries in the developed and developing world alike will significantly age. One particular number to describe this development…

Johannes Koettl |

Also available in: العربية Are we harnessing the power of the sun? With the success of rooftop solar and other initiatives, we’re beginning to head in the right direction.   Photo: Bernd Sieker/…

Isabel Chatterton |