The low participation rates of women in the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa, lower than any other region in the world, has puzzled analysts for some time. A number of…

Matthew Groh |

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 |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images…

Erick Fernandes |

También disponible en español The success of the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) drew a crowd here in Hyderabad at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting. This effort by…

Rachel Kyte |

        An analysis of the quality of growth, and more specifically of the dynamics of the private sector is necessary to understand a region’s underperformance in job creation. While many…

Marc Schiffbauer |

The garden behind the LoLoMo Resort, where hundreds of flowering wild orchids thrive. (Read Part 1 and Part 3 of this blog post) We walked down through mud and coral as we headed back to our boat…

David Potten |

También disponible en español The global events of the last few years, beginning with the 2008 financial crisis, have revived the debate around job creation as a key element for economic recovery…

Ana María Oviedo |

Jordan has been looking for ways to transition to a low carbon economy. It recently took a novel approach toward identifying strategies relevant to its unique circumstances. To determine what…

Lia Sieghart |

The Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, include 52 countries spanning the Caribbean, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as the South China and Mediterranean Seas. They range from…

Vivien Foster |

“I am sorry, I am so very sorry, I did not mean to be disrespectful, ” the young man says as soon as he has blurted his story out. He fidgets nervously with his little notepad. He is young, but…

Amina Semlali |