The countries of the Western Balkans – which include the states of the former Yugoslavia, along with Albania – are not exactly world-famous for their entrepreneurial spirit. Yet if you look at…

Jeanette Thomas |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

While global economic growth has been sluggish in recent years, Africa has been growing. We’ve seen a resurgence of traditional sectors such as agriculture and the extractive industries as well as…

Sajitha Bashir |

A parte realmente interessante de trabalhar em infraestrutura é todos conhecerem a própria tarefa.   Nós todos pagamos contas, ficamos sem energia durante tempestades e nos preocupamos com a…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |

También disponible en English Lo bueno de trabajar en infraestructura es que todo el mundo sabe lo que uno hace.   Todos hemos pagado cuentas, sufrido cortes de luz durante una tormenta, y nos…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |

¿Por qué no hay más industrias punteras y empresarios innovadores en México? Siempre me ha parecido un poco sorprendente que no sea así.  La proximidad con Estados Unidos facilita el acceso a los…

Eva M. Gutiérrez |

Un viernes por la noche, el pasado mes de noviembre, 12 alcaldes de los distritos cercanos se reunieron en el edificio de la oficina municipal en Tarapoto, Perú. Aunque apenas las lluvias se…

Maria Margarita Nuñez |

My work with small-hold cocoa farmers in Nicaragua has taught me that it is not true that organic production is more expensive, complicated to learn and unsustainable.   The Sustainable…

Mary L. González |