"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 |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

We've rounded up 18 tweets, posts, links, and +1's on South Asia-related development news, innovation and social good that caught our eye this week. Countries included: Afghanistan,…

Mary Ongwen |

Ismail Ferdous/World Bank South Asia’s Commerce Ministers meet in Thimphu on July 24. Getting there would not have been easy for many of them, with no direct flights between Thimphu and four of…

Sanjay Kathuria, Sohaib Shahid |

The expansion of household surveys in Africa can now show us the number of poor people in most countries in the region. This data is a powerful tool for understanding the challenges of poverty…

Kathleen Beegle |

Se ha hablado mucho sobre los disturbios por la falta de alimentos ocurridos en 2007 luego de las alzas en los precios mundiales de los alimentos. El interés generado por estos hechos está…

José Cuesta |

يدور الكثير من الحديث حول أعمال الشغب المتعلقة بالغذاء في أعقاب قفزات أسعار المواد الغذائية عام 2007. وفي ضوء ما أسفر عنه العديد من تلك الأعمال المتكررة من وفيات وإصابات، فإن هذا الاهتمام يُعد…

José Cuesta |

一直以来,人们围绕2007年国际粮食价格飙升引发的“粮食暴动”进行了大量讨论。鉴于许多暴动事件导致了大量人员伤亡,这一关注完全合情合理。如果全世界粮食价格继续居高不下且变化无常,我们很有可能在可以预见的未来遭遇更多的粮食暴动。在不可预测的天气事件不断增加、引发恐慌的贸易干预措施成为面临诸多棘手问题和压力的政府相对容易采用的方案以及粮食相关人道主义灾难继续发生等情况下,…

何塞•库艾斯塔 |

There’s been a lot of talk about food riots in the wake of the international food price hikes in 2007. Given the deaths and injuries caused by many of these episodes, this attention is fully…

José Cuesta |