Photo courtesy of Steve Burt through a Creative Commons license

David Lawrence |

Photo courtesy of christahasenkopf.com I recently read a quote by Edward Glaeser, an urban economist, in the latest issue of IFC’s quarterly journal on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), which…

David Lawrence |

A YouTube map that shows where people are when they view the videos. That the video might be of interest to a dry country like Niger – where herding of goats and other livestock is so important –…

Tony Whitten |

Red deer from the Mongolia Red List for Mammals. The Red Books and Red Lists, produced regularly by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, are fundamental tools in the monitoring of…

Tony Whitten |

Editor’s note: Photo blogger Erdene-Ochir Badarch works on rural and environmental issues for the World Bank in Mongolia. Earlier this summer, he and a team of 17 people spent 160 hours traveling…

Erdene-Ochir Badarch |

Impacts of climate change could cause heat stress in many plants and cause problems for grazing animals in Mongolia. (Photo courtesy of PnP! under a Creative Commons license)

Tony Whitten |

This is the latest installment of the regional round-up and it has been a while.  However, there has not been much groundbreaking news related to the financial crisis to report, with a few…

James Seward |

  Children breathe thick, toxic smog from thousands of stoves in Ulaanbaatar's ger districts, which are home to 60 percent of the city's population. There’s no capital city anywhere in…

David Lawrence |

Better materials and student participation characterize the READ schools project. (photo by Prateek Tandon)

David Dollar |