I began my professional career as a sub-district and district level administrator in India-a position that makes one responsible for pretty much everything- from making sure the water comes out of…

Abhas Jha |

Also available in: Spanish | العربية After the devastating tsunami, the Southern coast road rebuilt with support from the World Bank. Photograph © Chulie de Silva My mother Manel Kirtisinghe…

Chulie De Silva |

Back in the 1930s, Sri Lanka thought it would be a good idea to give everyone free access to health care. More than 75 years later, as the global health community bangs the drum for universal…

Owen Smith |

Some data rise up out of the research din and stick with you – nagging, troubling, surprising. For me, one of these pieces of data has been around the increasing global evidence about the link…

Leigh Stefanik |

This is the eleventh in our series of posts by students on the job market this year Researchers, policymakers and aid organizations have devoted lots of attention to improving access to credit and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

"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 |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Governments in the Arab world have long subsidized the price of energy. This gives citizens throughout the region access to cheap petrol and diesel,…

Will Stebbins |

If you think the summers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are hot—think again. Summers are likely to become much warmer. Global temperatures are rising; the question now is by how…

Maria Sarraf |