Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the…

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

[[tweetable]]Rajasthan has become an unlikely frontrunner in sanitation[[/tweetable]]. Until recently, it was among Indian states with the lowest rates of toilet coverage. With a difficult terrain…

Mathews K. Mullackal |

Also available in: Español | Français | 中文 The modern tramway system in Rabat Salé, Morocco. Photo: LukaKikina/Shutterstock When it comes to climate change, the transport sector is both a victim…

Jose Luis Irigoyen, Shomik Mehndiratta |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Photo: Adapted from Archana Jarajapu on Flickr under Creative Commons 2.0. The recently released Contextual Framework for Crowdsourcing Water Quality Data lays out a strategy for citizen…

Pratibha Mistry, Carter Borden, Jessica Anne Lawson |

Current and planned Climate Innovation Centers - Credits: infoDev We were standing at ground zero in the fight against climate change, looking at a still body of water and talking. Our group was…

Jonathan Coony |

The capital city of Shimla is built on the mountain slopes of the state of Himachal Pradesh. On the streets of Shimla, residents stare at a strange group of visitors. The group looks and acts…

Jie-ae Sohn |

Photo Credit: Kathleen Bence via Flickr Creative Commons I’ve been looking for a good definition of social enterprise. The information overlords at Google and Wikipedia suggested this: “A social…

John Kjorstad |

The 70’s were waning and the loudspeaker was still blaring disco. The celebration in this middle class New Delhi neighborhood was noticeable. It was a party to welcome a new car, which like a new…

Rakesh Tripathi |