As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

​World leaders and land actors are in Lima this week to help advance climate action. Climate resilience—including the resilience of African landscapes—will be at center of the agenda as they…

Magda Lovei |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

​Uno de los desafíos del desarrollo más difíciles que enfrentamos es cómo romper el ciclo de la pobreza. En particular, ¿cómo pueden los niños de las familias más pobres crecer para llevar vidas…

Jim Yong Kim |

​يمثل السبيل لكسر حلقة الفقر واحدا من أصعب التحديات الإنمائية التي نواجهها. وبشكل خاص، كيف يتسنى للأطفال الذين ينحدرون من الأسر الأشد فقرا أن يكبروا ليحيوا حياة أفضل من تلك التي عاشها آباؤهم؟ هذا…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

For the first time in history, all South Asian leaders were invited to the newly elected Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony,  May 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa/Flickr.   I’m on my…

Sanjay Kathuria, Delilah Liu |

The recent acceleration in growth rates across much of sub-Saharan Africa may not be purely commodity-driven, but for many of the region’s economies macro-economic stability is still dependent on…

Ken Opalo |

Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank If the deluge of trend pieces tell us anything, it’s that the millennials are the most fussed over demographic in history. But behind the hype, there is real a…

Mabruk Kabir |

The highlands of Ethiopia, especially Tigray, were notorious for their severely degraded land. High population density, unchanged agricultural practices, climate change, the steep topography and…

Guangzhe CHEN |