Also available in Spanish Surya and Saraswati Adhikari on their biodiverse farm, Nepal. Photo credit: Bioversity International/J. Zucker The Himalayan mountain village of Begnas sits in a valley…

M. Ann Tutwiler |

Two women in Sidama Zone, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Alan Nicol Selilah stares out over a landscape she has inhabited for 70 years. In the valley below, deep gullies scar the slopes where rains have…

Alan Nicol, Likimyelesh Nigussie |

Building drones for rainforest monitoring in Puerto Luz, Amarakaeri Communal territory, Peru. Photo: Augusto Escribens, Hivos Walk into your local Apple Store, and you can leave with a Parrot. A…

Michael Jarvis, Kai Kaiser |

Source: Bertelsmann Stiftung Sustainable development was once thought of as primarily a concern for the poorer, so-called “developing” countries. Today, with industrial civilization spreading…

Craig James Willy |

Urban cityscape.  Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank With the ink barely dry on the Sustainable Development Goals, naturally the just-completed Open Government Partnership annual summit focused…

Stephen Davenport, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

Photo Credit: Cor Laffra Let’s assume you are a Finance Minister or ministry official of a country that has newly discovered oil or minerals. What actions lay ahead? Or, if oil and mineral…

Håvard Halland, Sridar Padmanabhan Kannan |

There is no sign that the revival of interest in adaptive and entrepreneurial approaches to development work is going tail off soon. That’s why the demand is growing for indications of how the…

David Booth |

Oil pumps, in southern Russia. Photo: Gennadiy Kolodkin / World Bank As the Financial Times pointed out recently, oil companies such as Exxon Mobil and Shell would, under measures considered for…

Håvard Halland, Alan Gelb, Silvana Tordo |

Governance issues are prominent on the development agenda - as exemplified by the recent G8 focus on transparency or in discussions of the post 2015 agenda. However, at least among most donors,…

Michael Jarvis |