On any rational cost-benefit basis, investing in preparedness, whether for pandemics or natural hazards, is possibly one of the best investments any country can make. A dollar spent on…

Abhas Jha |

Globally, transport emits 23% of all energy-related greenhouse gases (GHG) while urban transport accounts for up to 60% of urban GHG emissions.

Minghe Tao |

With the rising costs of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, currently estimated at half a trillion dollars globally, the number of people affected by this trend is expected to increase…

Muhammad Ali Pate |

[[tweetable]]​Chongqing, the largest municipality in China, is investing in sustainable urban growth.[[/tweetable]] As China transitions from pursuing high-speed growth at any cost to a growth…

Xueman Wang, Peter Calthorpe |

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 |

From the e-commerce site Taobao.com to the social media app WeChat, China has drawn global attention to its digital platform economy. A third of the top-200 digital platforms were born in China…

Rong Chen, Simeon Djankov |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Helidah Refiloe Ogude |

Labels matter. Girls who are reminded of stereotypes about how girls perform in math do worse on math exams (in some circumstances). Publicly revealing the caste of students in India led to worse…

David Evans |

Accumulated scientific evidence shows that proper nutrition and stimulation in utero and during early childhood benefit physical and mental well-being later in life and contribute to the…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the…

Margaret Arnold, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Deepti Samant Raja, Lorenzo Piccio |