The plight of refugees is in the news all the time, mostly as a result of war. But recently, I saw a post in Dot Earth, a New York Times blog, about a documentary called Climate Refugees. It…

David Lawrence |

¡Solamente el uno por ciento de la riqueza del mundo pertenece a las mujeres! ¿Cuánto han avanzado los hombres y las mujeres en la equidad de género? “A las mujeres les hace falta competitividad…

Andrea Alarcon |

Recently I saw Masdar City for the first time.  I was excited to visit since over the last few years at almost every ‘Green Cities’ Conference I attended someone mentioned Masdar. Masdar City…

Dan Hoornweg |

  The World Bank has a clear vision:  A world free of poverty.  When integrity prevails, projects deliver and the poor benefit.  When they fail, development is set back and the poor suffer. That‘s…

Leonard McCarthy |

My entry last week gave a quick profile of the South Asian overseas workers and discussed the crucial role of remittances received from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Saudi Arabia,…

Ceren Ozer |

For countries with substantial numbers of workers in the Middle East, recent events have not only raised concerns for the repatriation and welfare of their citizens, but have also raised fears of…

Ceren Ozer |

For decades, the leading causes of mortality have differed between low income countries and high income countries. Those who have worked their careers in health and development probably never…

Michael Engelgau |