As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

Thanks to 74 percent of Swiss voters and to all of the 26 cantons who voted against the referendum to introduce strict immigration quotas, I am now relieved.  If the referendum on November 30 by…

Hanspeter Wyss |

Change is what development is all about. The hard part, as the well-chosen title of a new World Bank book makes clear, is persuading the right kind of change to put down roots and flourish.…

Heather Lyne de Ver |

Latin America has a long, fractured, and ultimately failed history of public media. So-called “public media” typically functioned as government-controlled institutions for spurious goals -…

Silvio Waisbord |

In the quiet village of Bantayanon in Negros Occidental, Ligaya Almunacid showed off her new toilet.  “This is my dream toilet, ” she told us. Hers is not the typical structure made of palm-…

Karl Galing |

At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic…

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

Philippines: World Bank Reaffirms Commitment for Inclusive Growth in Bangsamoro World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg ensures support for overall peace and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Countries can respond to natural disasters better and assist victims faster if  social protection systems are in place Social protection systems have a role  in addressing the human side of…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Communities living along the coast in Cebu province are at highly at risk to the impacts of climate change. Having grown up in Cagayan, a province in the northeastern most part of the Philippines…

Leonardo B. Paat Jr |