Central Asia’s future as a supplier of agri-products and livestock will depend on how food producers and processors in the region respond to the increased quality and safety demands of consumers,...

Lilia Burunciuc |

Mental health is a critical health issue, whether you are young or old, and just as important as physical health. All too often, however, it seems that society tends to emphasize the latter,...

Youth Voices Georgia |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade...

Sheila Dutta |

Did you know that in Kazakhstan we live in the country with the deadliest roads? Every year,  3, 000 people die on roads in Kazakhstan, and over 30, 000 are injured. Imagine if an airplane crashed...

Aliya Karakulova |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,...

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

It’s Ramadan and the Arabic TV channels are festooned with shows that vary from recurring popular soap operas, cooking and competition shows — but one has become the talk of the town. Al Sadma, or...

Bassam Sebti |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, policymakers from...

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Inequality begins early in life. In the Middle East and North Africa region it begins before birth, as prenatal care is not universal, and continues right through early childhood with different...

Will Stebbins |

Jean-Marie Gaborit has been operating his beautiful wetland lodge in the Delta de Saloum in Senegal for 12 years, but he says things have never been so quiet. The European winter months are...

Hermione Nevill |