With the rising costs of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, currently estimated at half a trillion dollars globally, the number of people affected by this trend is expected to increase…

Muhammad Ali Pate |

In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.

William R. Sutton, Xinyu Weng |

The word "convenience" in the single-use plastics context, needs urgent redefinition, especially in the East Asia region where several countries top the list in terms of plastics leaking…

Özgül Calicioglu |

Bregdeti shqiptar ka një bukuri marramendëse. Ujëra të kaltra, peizazh i mrekullueshëm, grykëderdhje të gjera, brigje shkëmbore piktoreske dhe vargmale që të lenë pa fjalë—tipare këto që e veçojnë…

Maryam Salim |

In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |

There’s something absolutely breathtaking about the Albanian coast. Despite the obvious beauty, a large portion of the country’s coastal and marine resources is believed to have remained untapped…

Maryam Salim |

Protecting ASEAN’s impressive gains over the past two decades will require prioritizing investments in people – that is, human capital.

Victoria Kwakwa |

  The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Photo: John Hogg/World Bank  This week I was at the G7…

Karin Erika Kemper |

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the…

Margaret Arnold, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Deepti Samant Raja, Lorenzo Piccio |

] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |