In the past year we have seen students in countries around the world protesting about the cost of higher education and lack of financial aid: Chilean students have been protesting for 7 months to…

Earlier this year, Mohammed Faruk Ahmed was one of 37, 000 Bangladeshi migrant workers forced to flee the conflict in Libya. Forsaking his job and only source of income, he returned home empty…

Naomi Ahmad |

Psycho-social well-being is a catch-all term that encompasses both psychological and social dimensions of life. This broad domain of welfare is typically correlated with traditional poverty…

Jed Friedman |

When my wife and I were looking for where to live in Washington DC, an important part of the decision was the quality of the local public school that our children would (eventually) attend.  But…

Deon Filmer |

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 |

We know that technology is not a panacea, that gadgetry and software are not always the right solutions for our transport problems. But how do we know – really know -- when technology is truly the…

Holly Krambeck |

In December 2006, I travelled to Santiago, Chile, with a small team to conduct consultations with education stakeholders on a study we were carrying out at the request of the Chilean Government to…

Emiliana Vegas |