When Jane Otai said there are flying toilets in slums of Nairobi, most of her audience, like me, was trying to figure out what she meant. A few others laughed softly. Because there are no toilets…

Ravi Kumar |

Conservation biology was baptized as an interdisciplinary problem science in 1978 at a University of California San Diego conference. But the conservation movement precedes this conference by at…

Valerie Hickey |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand…

José Cuesta |

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Maura K. Leary |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

             The debate over how to ensure good health services for all while assuring affordability is nothing new. However, it has recently acquired new impetus under the guise of Universal…

Jorge Coarasa |

One of the winning 'startup' teams at Pivot East2013 (Credit: PivotEast) Innovation competitions of all sorts have become prevalent throughout Africa, from hackathons to ideation…

Nicolas Friederici |

LONDON -- I'm just back from the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, and under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, we focused on some critical but often overlooked elements on how the…

Jim Yong Kim |

Does Rwanda's impressive growth tell the whole story? (Credit: CIAT, Flickr Creative Commons) Over the last few years, a lot of optimism has been built around Rwanda being the next big thing…

Mohammad Amin |

Globally, 165 million children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition – also known as stunting, or low height for age. Much of this damage happens in pregnancy and the first two years of a…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |