[Put together the puzzle pieces to reveal the picture. Scroll down to #9 for hints.]   [[tweetable]]If the world in 2017 were a jigsaw puzzle, what memorable pieces would you choose to make up the…

Andy Shuai Liu, Lois Goh |

Photo: Michiel van Nimwegen | Flickr Creative Commons Just ahead of this year’s anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, I visited the Tsunami Honganji Vihara site in Sri Lanka where…

David Baxter |

Since the presentation of the World Bank’s first Africa Climate Business Plan at the COP 21 in Paris in 2015 and the Transport Chapter in Marrakech in 2016, a lot of progress has been made on…

Tara Shirvani, Andrew Losos, Shomik Mehndiratta |

Around 250 million migrants currently live outside their countries of birth, making up approximately 3.5 percent of the world population. Despite the widespread perception of a global migration…

Caglar Ozden |

India’s commitment to sustainable development is clearly demonstrated through its innovative and progressive forest policies. The Government’s policy of incentivising state governments to improve…

Siddhanta Das |

Also available in: العربية | Español | Français  Photo credit: Mohamed Azakir / World Bank The Syrian conflict has reached the grim milestone of becoming the largest displacement crisis since…

Axel Baeumler, Phoram Shah, Julie Biau |

One in eight people worldwide still go to bed hungry every night, and the increased severity of natural disasters like droughts only exacerbates this situation. Humanitarian agencies and…

Erwin Knippenberg |

The State of Uttarakhand is endowed with vast natural resources, and is one of the most frequented pilgrimage and tourist destinations in India. However, the State also has a very fragile terrain…

Hyunjee Oh |

Photo: UNMISS/Flickr Humanitarian and development efforts serve two distinct and complementary objectives. Humanitarian work focuses on responding to emergency situations in the immediate…

Priya Chopra |

Two years ago,  more than 180 countries gathered in Paris to sign a landmark climate agreement to keep global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius. Tomorrow, on December 12, 2017, exactly…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba |