Those who have tried toilet training a pet dog or cat know that it is a difficult proposition. How about toilet training a flock of 30 chickens? “Why would I want to?” Because in poor countries,…

Derek Headey |

A motorized tricycle fitted with a small tank provides desludging services in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo credit: Kathy Eales / World Bank Our last blog outlined the neglect of Fecal Sludge…

Peter Hawkins, Isabel Blackett |

يبدو أن الجميع يتحدثون عن عدم المساواة هذه الأيام، وأنا شخصيا أشعر بالسعادة بعد أن باتت هذه القضية في صدارة المناقشات التي تدور حول التنمية. نستطيع النظر إلى عدم المساواة من زوايا مختلفة لا علاقة…

Ana Revenga |

It seems that everyone is talking about inequality these days, and I, for one, am happy to see this issue at the forefront in the development discussion. We can look at inequality in a number of…

Ana Revenga |

Historically, cities and civilizations have flourished along water bodies, which not only served as important transportation corridors to spur economic activity and trade, but also as prominent…

Parul Agarwala |

We know that water and sanitation services do not always recover their costs from tariffs. So, if communities or governments are to maintain the infrastructure properly, they depend on the public…

Meike van Ginneken |