A year ago, I heard about a Civil Society Organization (CSO) in Bucharest that was training pet and stray dogs to be at the frontline of forest and earthquake search and rescue efforts. This…

Alanna Simpson |

Living and working in Romania, I find inspiration every day in the people I meet - especially in local women entrepreneurs. During every conversation I have with them, I discover the power of…

Tatiana Proskuryakova |

Я живу и работаю в Румынии, и каждый день нахожу вдохновение в людях, с которыми встречаюсь, особенно в местных женщинах-предпринимателях. Во время каждого разговора с ними я открываю для себя…

Tatiana Proskuryakova |

Banca Mondială a finalizat de curând Diagnosticul sistematic de țară care evidențiază vulnerabilitatea României față de dezastrele naturale. De-a lungul anilor, inundațiile, seceta și cutremurele…

Donato De Rosa, Maja Murisic |

The World Bank’s recently completed Systematic Country Diagnostic highlights Romania’s vulnerability to natural disasters. Over the years, floods, droughts and earthquakes have cost the country…

Donato De Rosa, Maja Murisic |

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I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

Социальная, политическая и экономическая трансформация стран Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии, осуществляемая в последние три десятилетия, была долгим и трудным процессом, и многие…

Ashna Mathema, Alanna Simpson |

Photo: The central square of the old town. Brasov. Transylvania. By Ann Stryzhekin/ Shutterstock When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yokohama in 1854, it was a backwater village in Japan…

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Yuko Okazawa |