The COVID-19 pandemic created a huge crisis, but also an opportunity for MENA countries to build more adaptive, resilient, inclusive social protection systems. There are many lessons to draw from…

Ferid Belhaj |

To address many challenges and optimize opportunities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO IHP together with W12+, is investing in better decision making for resilient urban water solutions…

Rene Frank |

From public transit quality to land use patterns, there are many factors that may impact people's ability to access essential services like healthcare or education. A new World Bank study…

Aiga Stokenberga, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

Coordinated economic inclusion interventions can provide a valuable pathway out of extreme poverty.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Mobile government (mGov) offers developing countries several benefits for their citizens including financial inclusion, wider access to services and improved government social accountability.

Khuram Farooq, Peter Kustor |

Building on data and extensive analytical work, the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) is working with countries to transform their transport systems and create a better future.

Nancy Vandycke, Marcela Silva |

This is one of a series of guest blog posts we are developing for various regions as part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This post explores a Hotline for Female Entertainment…

Carinne Brody, Siyan Yi |

Larger refugee concentrations in localities lead to more social interactions with locals from the host communities.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

There are competing realities of life in Ethiopia, where a family’s circumstances can largely be determined by which region they live in, or whether they are in a rural or urban setting.

Berhe Mekonnen Beyene, Arden Finn, Christina Wieser |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |