Also available in español A visit to Asia is always bittersweet. I am amazed and seduced by Asia’s enormous success. And to be honest, it also makes me a bit envious.
I am especially…

Felipe Jaramillo |

It’s no secret that renewable energy development in developing countries is on the rise.  In its most recent report on renewable energy investment, the UN states that investment in renewables in…

John Probyn, Sara Perea Sigrist |

On Nov. 7, 2012, a motorboat carrying 110 illegal immigrants heading for Malaysia capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s southeastern border with Myanmar. This tragedy came less than…

Zahid Hussain |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images…

Erick Fernandes |

All climate negotiations have been based on staying below 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. Yet it looks increasingly unlikely that that will be possible. A new report, Turn Down the Heat:…

Julia Bucknall |

También disponible en español Since the Great Recession of 2008, there has been a widespread sense of malaise among the American middle class. Their incomes are close to stagnant, employment has…

Francisco Ferreira |

También disponible en español The earthquake in Costa Rica caused serious damage, including to major national utilities such as the water network. More than 1.3 million people in San Jose depend…

Fernando Ramírez |

Also available in Español, Portuguese Do longer classroom hours equal good grades? Spending more time in school is a subject currently being discussed as one solution to improving students'…

Peter Holland |

Noel Aspras in the Philippines says that "even the lowliest of farmers owns a cellphone now" because it has become a necessity. Watch the video below. When I lost my mobile phone two…

Justine Espina-Letargo |

(Last week, I posted: “Wanted: Jobs and your questions about how to find them” on this blog. We received dozens of questions back through social media. Lars Sondergaard, a World Bank expert on…

Lars Sondergaard |