During my visits to the Kyrgyz Republic I am always surprised to talk with people who fondly reminisce about the economy during Soviet times.  Taxi drivers nostalgically describe traffic coming to…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad |

During my visits to the Kyrgyz Republic I am always surprised to talk with people who fondly reminisce about the economy during Soviet times.  Taxi drivers nostalgically describe traffic coming to…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad |

Last October, I wrote a blog on the closing of bank accounts of money transfer operators in Australia.  I reported that “Westpac would close the bank accounts of MTOs serving Somalia by the end of…

Sonia Plaza |

The energy at the Global Landscapes Forum held alongside the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Lima was electric—charged by the enthusiasm of the scientists, practitioners, indigenous peoples,…

Diji Chandrasekharan Behr |

  По дороге из Еревана в Тбилиси Недавно я провел три дня в Ереване, где я был в командировке для сбора информации о стоящих перед Арменией общих задачах в области развития в целях ее…

David M. Gould |

  On the road from Yerevan to Tbilisi I recently spent three days in Yerevan on a mission to learn a bit more about Armenia’s overall development challenges for a World Bank study on “Connectivity…

David M. Gould |

  On the road from Yerevan to Tbilisi I recently spent three days in Yerevan on a mission to learn a bit more about Armenia’s overall development challenges for a World Bank study on “Connectivity…

David M. Gould |

All around the world, governments are recognizing the value and potential of Open Data. This is clear from the G8’s adoption of an Open Data Charter in June 2013 (with the G20 likely to follow…

Roza Vasileva |

Cuando observo la tasa de agotamiento de los recursos, la erosión del suelo y la disminución de las poblaciones de peces —los impactos del cambio climático en casi todos los ecosistemas—, veo un…

Paula Caballero |

Lorsque je pense à la vitesse à laquelle les ressources s'épuisent, les sols s'érodent et les ressources halieutiques diminuent, ou encore à l'impact du changement climatique sur…

Paula Caballero |