Video: Land ownership for women prevents fears of uncertainty Around the world, [[tweetable]]rural women are a major provider of food and food security.[[/tweetable]] The Food and Agriculture…

Victoria Stanley |

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 |

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 |

  Tensions were high at the international Board meeting of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Berne, Switzerland.  EITI Board members, 20 in all, including civil society…

Charles Feinstein |

Turkey has radically transformed its land title registration system, and decreased the turnaround time for recording property transactions to just two hours. I just returned from Turkey where I…

Wael Zakout |

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the opening of the 10th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, in Istanbul, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s impassioned challenge…

Peter Dewees |

Browsing through a large departmental store in Yerevan, I selected a tie, pair of trousers and a shirt to make up for having arrived in the city before my suitcases did. The store manager pointed…

Munawer Sultan Khwaja |

This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the UN Climate Change Conference, as ministers…

Rachel Kyte |

"I am selling my ears" (Dhagahaan iibinayaa), Abdillahi says, laughing. The sharp light glimmers through the small opening in the tinted window, the wind is audible. It is early morning…

Caroline Rusten |