A waste collection site in Dar es Salaam,   Tanzania. Photo: Cecilia Paradi-Guilford Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Scott Henry |

The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in recognition of the contributions this group of countries has made to the world, and to…

Ivan Rossignol |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English | Español | Français تواجه النساء مخاطر ضخمة في البيئات المتأثرة بالصراعات. لكنهن أثبتن أنهن أطرافاً فاعلة، وتحافظ تدخلاتهن على الأمن الاقتصادي أو قد…

Katherine C. Heller, Rachel Perks |

Blogging from the World Bank's Indigenous Peoples Research Dissemination Workshop in Washington DC. As is well known, there are more 300 million indigenous peoples in the world.  While they…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Imagine if, in 1799 – the year in which Napoleon seized power – a research institute had published its global forecasts for the next 20 years. Its researchers would have known about the tremendous…

Eliana Cardoso |