Findings from the National Financial Inclusion Survey in Sri Lanka, which was led by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, with technical assistance from IFC, under the IFC-DFAT Women in Work Program in…

Shanuki Gunasekera, Rathnija Arandara |

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 |

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Chine : une femme porte un masque pour se protéger de la pollution. Photo : © Curt Carnemark / Banque mondiale Le changement climatique a déjà des répercussions concrètes et quantifiables sur la…

James Close, Olusoji O. Adeyi |

Emilienne Isenady poses while showing off the crops on her land in Lascahobas, Central Plateau, Haiti. “If I knew that avocados had value, I would plant more of them, ” says Emilienne Isenady, a…

Cecile Fruman, Maria Kim |

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 |

Sri Lanka conjures up different images in the minds of different people: lush green tropical canopies, steaming cups of aromatic tea, and hardworking fishermen in their dinghy boats. For me, the…

Parth Shri Tewari |

Two days before the world observes International School Meals Day, I’m here sitting in the U.K. Houses of Parliament thinking about the unexpected evolution of school meals programs in recent…

Donald Bundy, Linda Brooke Schultz |

Increased hurricane activity and rising sea levels are well-known effects of climate change, and they prompt solemn head-shaking when we read about them in reports. But in the Caribbean they are…

Herbert Samuel, Jonathan Coony |

D&E Green Enterprises: Saving Energy and the Forest in Haiti through Improved Cookstoves If you live on an island in the ocean, energy and climate issues come together in a palpable way. Most…

S. Vijay Iyer |