Also available in: Русский Two years ago, I visited a village in Rudaki, a hilly district located to the south of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It lies about forty kilometres from the capital, but it…

Emcet O. Tas |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank Afghanistan is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides and avalanches, as well as hazards arising…

Julian Palma, Wais Ahmad Barmak |

Copyright: Global Partnership for Social Accountability The saying goes, ‘water is life’, and how so true! But water also drives economic and social development. Clean water supply is vital for…

Jeff Thindwa |

[[tweetable]]Like many other developing countries, Afghanistan is urbanizing rapidly.[[/tweetable]] Today, a quarter of the country’s over 30 million people live in urban areas, with many more…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Catalina Marulanda |

Afghanistan's power utility (DABS) has recently taken steps necessary to ensure that women are involved in all business operations within the organization. Photo: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank…

World Bank Afghanistan |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

With support provided by the KMDP, over one million people (about 73 percent women and children) have benefited from the construction of about 247 kilometers of neighborhood roads. Photo: Rumi…

Sateh Chafic El-Arnaout, Hyoung Gun Wang |

Today is World Refugee Day, a day for us all to remember how many people are moved or displaced from their homes—either within their own country or across borders. The UN High Commissioner for…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ayat Soliman, Catalina Marulanda, Robin Mearns |

Afghan children walk pass a bombed bus in 2016, Mohammad Ismael/ REUTERS In Afghanistan violence is a daily fact of life. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan released their 2016…

Richard Hogg |