East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Refugee children in Ethiopia. © Milena Stefanova/World Bank [[tweetable]]On World Refugee Day, we pause to reflect on the struggles of refugees around the world.[[/tweetable]] Refugees are…

Franck Bousquet |

أوريا أدامو، 72 عاما وعمدة بلدة صغيرة في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، يخرج بطاقة هويته في قرية ندو بمقاطعة باس ويلي بجمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى حيث فر الآلاف بعد هروبهم من موجة العنف التي بدأت في مايو أيار…

Nicholas Oakeshott, جوناثان مارسكيل, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Oria Adamo, 72 years old and the mayor of a small town in Central African Republic shows his ID card in the village of Ndu, Bas Uele province, Democratic Republic of the Congo where thousands fled…

Nicholas Oakeshott, Jonathan Marskell, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Oria Adamo, 72 ans, maire d’une petite localité de République centrafricaine, montre sa carte d’identité. Il se trouve ici dans le village de Ndu, dans la province du Bas-Uele, en République…

Nicholas Oakeshott, Jonathan Marskell, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Oria Adamo, de 72 años y alcalde de una pequeña aldea en la República Centroafricana, muestra su documento de identidad en el pueblo de Ndu, ubicado en la provincia de Bas Uele (República…

Nicholas Oakeshott, Jonathan Marskell, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Within a few weeks of the disaster, the tents, half a dozen of them, were lined up along a creek where houses with bamboo walls and nipa roofs had once stood. They were brand new… and empty. They…

Markus Kostner |

Also available in Myanmar (.pdf)   In our previous post, we discussed some of the major land-related challenges facing Myanmar’s transition and development. In fact, resolving outstanding land…

Anna Wellenstein |

About this series More blog posts Poverty and isolation create a host of development challenges for Myanmar's rural communities, from poor road connections to lack of clean water and…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Nikolas Win Myint |

On ne mettra pas fin à l’extrême pauvreté sans briser le cercle vicieux de la fragilité et du conflit   À l’horizon 2030, plus de la moitié des individus les plus démunis du monde vivront dans des…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |