Before COVID-19, 6 out of 10 students were functionally illiterate in Kazakhstan, a higher-middle-income country where, on average, a child is expected to complete 13.7 years of schooling. The...

Jean-François Marteau |

The One Health initiative, while it may sound deceptively simple, is in fact a complex effort to bring together people, knowledge, expertise, and information to improve the ties between humans,...

Lilia Burunciuc |

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Such is the case with this image of Aina Jakypova, a math teacher from a Kyrgyz village, explaining percentage calculations on the front gate of her...

Lilia Burunciuc |

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), education systems are facing a new crisis worldwide. Like many countries, Uzbekistan had to shut down all schools to prevent the spread of the virus...

Nodira Meliboeva, Harry A. Patrinos, Janssen Teixeira |

Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice...

Benoît Bosquet |

Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came...

Nancy Vandycke |