If you skim the headlines, you get the impression that the role of forests in mitigating climate change has virtually unanimous global recognition and support. But forests around the world are…

Roy Parizat |

Women’s labor force participation worldwide over the last two decades has stagnated, and women generally earn less than men. (Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank) How can we Press For Progress —the…

Namita Datta |

The Latin America and the Caribbean region is moving quickly to introduce market incentives as a component of their climate change mitigation policy, for example, 24 countries have identified…

Rodrigo Pizarro |

  The job creation challenge is intensifying. And the next generation of productive alliances must tap its potential more proactively. What are the best ways to optimize this approach towards…

Ethel Sennhauser, Francisco Obreque |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Green-bond supported wind farm in Penonome, Panama. Photo credit: Alessandra Bazan Testino / IFC  First published by Capital Finance International. Soon the world will celebrate the one-year…

Christian Grossmann |

We recently undertook a Jobs Diagnostic in the Kyrgyz Republic to help the country move away from a migration-led development model. The jobs challenge in the Kyrgyz Republic extends beyond…

Jennifer Keller |

​Farmers in Zambia's Luangwa Valley discuss sustainable agriculture ​New York this week plays host to Climate Week 2015, where business and government leaders are convening to make pledges…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Higher education is more popular than ever in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where gross enrollment rates have risen dramatically , according to World Bank estimates. But are these higher…

Sergio Urzúa, Carolina González-Velosa |

Climate change is a threat to global development and to poverty alleviation. And yet, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is proving difficult because all players in an economy contribute to the…

Xueman Wang |