"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 most recent data show significant strides in reducing maternal mortality at the national level over the past 20 years.  Improvements in access to maternal health care, especially in skilled…

Haruna Kashiwase |

En el Perú, el 27% de los trabajadores las empresas de mantenimiento de caminos rurales son mujeres. Cuando maneje por las áreas rurales de Puno en Perú, de Caaguazú en Paraguay o de Granada en…

Maria Margarita Nuñez |

While driving around rural areas of Puno in Peru, Caaguazú in Paraguay or Granada in Nicaragua, do not be surprised to see women lifting rocks from the roads and using shovels and picks alongside…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

Authors Sameer Akbar | Gary Kleiman ​When President Barack Obama announced that the United States would cut CO2 emissions from its coal power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, he…

Sameer Akbar |

Участие общественности часто воспринимается в контексте формальных процедур. Нас иногда приглашают на мероприятия, в комиссии или программы,  дабы обеспечить формальную взаимосвязь с гражданским…

Ilya Domashov |

Citizen participation in any issue is most often thought of in the context of formal procedures. Sometimes, civil society representatives, like me, are invited to events, commissions or programs…

Ilya Domashov |

For client countries of the World Bank, there is no shortage of interest in—or desire for—information on trade flows and market access. Improving trade performance is a critical component of many…

Amir Fouad, Ian Gillson |

版本: English 国际比较项目新数据与全球经济格局 世界银行上周发布的国际比较项目新报告将引发关于全球经济格局的大讨论。在某些方面,该报告挑战了传统观念,但在另一些方面,报告则强化了传统观念。 《经济学人》刊文指出,最突出变化在于中国崛起且有可能在2014年年底前成为世界第一大经济体。著名经济学家安格斯•麦迪森指出,美国于1872年成为世界第一大经济体,此后一直保持这一地位。…

Homi Kharas, Laurence Chandy |

“Maybe in the Middle East … but in our part of the world, there is no gender inequity.” As an Egyptian, I wasn’t surprised to hear such assertions from colleagues when I arrived in the Eastern…

Sammar Essmat |