Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Globally, 56 percent of children live in countries with Human Capital Index (HCI) scores below 0.5. As these countries gear up to improve their human capital outcomes, it is vital to set a target…

Zelalem Yilma Debebe |

 Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,…

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

Here are some facts that you might not know: Over the last 60 years, Guatemala has lost almost half of its forests, much of it due to illegal logging. Built-up area around Lake Laguna in the…

Stig Johansson |

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 |

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 |

عندما أنظر إلى معدل استنزاف الموارد، وتآكل التربة، وتقلص المخزون السمكي، وإلى آثار تغير المناخ على كل الأنظمة الإيكولوجية تقريبا، فإنني أرى عالما ماديا يمضي حتما نحو التدهور ببطء. أنا أسمي ذلك…

Paula Caballero |

每当我目睹资源耗减速度、水土流失状况和日益减少的鱼类种群以及气候变化对几乎每个生态系统造成的影响,我总会看到一个正在缓慢且无情地退化的自然界。我把这些情况统称为“倒退的现实”,一种新常态,一种刚刚缓慢出现的现象,它把我们诱入被动境地,并且诱使我们接受一个富裕程度和多样化程度更低的世界。 有生以来,我看到了到处游弋着五彩斑斓鱼类的水域。如今,这些水域就像空荡荡的水族馆一样变得毫无生机。…

Paula Caballero |

When I look at the rate of resource depletion, at soil erosion and declining fish stocks, at climate change’s impacts on nearly every ecosystem, I see a physical world that is slowly but…

Paula Caballero |

In my first mission as senior director, I am participating in an event in London this week hosted by the Governance Partnership Facility (GPF). This multi donor trust fund includes the World Bank…

Mario Marcel |