Initial evidence suggests smoking is also a risk factor for COVID-19.

Patricio V. Marquez |

Kuwaiti women, historically known for their strong role in society for decades, have shown their true courage, spirit, and determination during the Covid-19 crisis.

Ghassan Alkhoja, Maryam Abdullah |

Over the last decade, China has become one of the rising stars of global innovation. The Chinese government considers innovation to be one of the key drivers of its future growth and convergence…

Denis Medvedev, Marcin Piatkowski, Shahid Yusuf |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

Images of Earth taken at night are revolutionizing our ability to measure and understand nearly every dimension of human activity on Earth and allow us to get a glimpse into human-Earth…

Steven Rubinyi, Ran Goldblatt, Hogeun Park |

Supreme Audit Institutions can play an important role during crises. They can provide insights on whether government systems were sound and prepared to face a crisis of this scale, whether their…

Mona El-Chami |

Making a link between a city’s density and its vulnerability to epidemics may seem like an obvious connection. But it may, in fact, be off the mark.

Wanli Fang, Sameh Wahba |

Today, the world is seeing an unprecedented freeze on work and production, a repercussion of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures taken to confine it.

Dalal Moosa, Federica Saliola |

If there is a single lesson to draw from the pandemic, it is that transparency in public information can save lives and improve economic outcomes, by enhancing societal trust in the state.

Ferid Belhaj |

The key hygiene issues arise at the consumption stage and downstream, during collection and sorting of plastic waste before recycling.

Grzegorz Peszko |