Financial technology — or FinTech — is changing the financial sector on a global scale. It is also enabling the expansion of financial services to low-income families who have been unable to…

Joaquim Levy |

By 2030, almost 60 percent of 8.3 billion people will live in cities, according to UN estimates. Almost 1400 of the world’s cities will have half a million or more inhabitants. Cities can connect…

Gloria M. Grandolini, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

My father is a long-distance trucker based in Belarus. As a young girl, I spent long hours on the road with him. I loved traveling to neighboring and faraway cities and—even though I could barely…

Alena Sakhonchik |

What would be a game-changer for achieving some of the world’s most difficult goals — such as ending poverty and hunger and making sure every child gets a quality education? Billionaire…

Donna Barne |

On March 3rd we will celebrate World Wildlife Day. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013, this day raises awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. This year’s theme, "The future of…

Claudia Sobrevila |

Photo: Global Environment Facility/Flickr Waste – its generation, collection, and disposal – is a major global challenge of the 21st century. Recycling waste drives environmental sustainability by…

Martha Chen, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |