It’s that time of the year when we look at the blogs we have published over the last 12 months and curate some of the most insightful pieces for you to read. We also want to thank you for reading…

Ravi Kumar |

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Tariq Khokhar |

Available in Chinese Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank The idea that economic growth needs good governance and good governance needs economic growth takes us to a perennial chicken-and-egg debate:…

Yuen Ang |

Also available in: Français | Español | العربية The premise behind the Sustainable Cities photo competition was simple. [[tweetable]]We wanted to learn what people around the world “see” when they…

Xueman Wang, Dini Djalal |

Everyone agrees that conflicts impose huge costs on economies, including massive destruction of infrastructure and housing, disruption of trade, transport and production, not to mention the loss…

Shanta Devarajan, Lili Mottaghi |

"We have electricity for two hours every 24 hours, " says a high-ranking energy official in Gaza.  Up to just 10 years ago, Gaza enjoyed full, round-the-clock electricity supply 24 hours…

Sara Badiei |

Syrian refugee children at Za’atari Camp, Jordan Photo credit: Aaka Pande, March 15, 2017 March 15, 2017. She looked at me curiously, sipping on her juice box. Her pink sweater in contrast to her…

Aakanksha H Pande |

Let’s be honest. The Middle East and North Africa is burning, and in some areas it is literally burning. Conflict and fragility have long warped what once was the cradle of civilization and the…

Bassam Sebti |

Yemen is facing an unprecedented political, humanitarian, and development crisis. Long the poorest country in the Arab region, over half its population was living below the poverty line before the…

Auke Lootsma |