I learned this week that Durban got its name in 1835 from Sir Benjamin d’Urban, the first governor of the Cape Colony. His name seemed particularly apt as COP17’s urban-in-Durban yielded important…

Dan Hoornweg |

Across developing countries, there is considerable under-investment in children's human capital; it is reflected in low immunization rates, child malnutrition, high drop-out rates, etc. …

I pay through the nose for health insurance for my family, and I’m not happy about it. As a U.S. citizen, I don’t have the luxury of government-backed healthcare. Since I’m technically self-…

David Lawrence |

Earlier this year, Mohammed Faruk Ahmed was one of 37, 000 Bangladeshi migrant workers forced to flee the conflict in Libya. Forsaking his job and only source of income, he returned home empty…

Naomi Ahmad |

Migration flows in both directions between the United States and Mexico have diminished according to recent statistics released by the Mexican and United States governments. Mexican immigration to…

Sonia Plaza |

During a recent ‘Justice for the Poor’ mission to Vanuatu, our team had an illuminating meeting with a group of forty village chiefs in a community hall. The chiefs are the primary source of order…

Michael Woolcock |

At this week's United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meeting, the tenth such gathering of the world’s indigenous peoples, the UN launched a new initiative, the UN Indigenous…

Harry A. Patrinos |

We invite you to use open and free access to data collected through the Migration and Remittances Household Surveys conducted for the Africa Migration Project. Please access the household data…

Sonia Plaza |

For countries with substantial numbers of workers in the Middle East, recent events have not only raised concerns for the repatriation and welfare of their citizens, but have also raised fears of…

Ceren Ozer |

If you closely read the 20-page draft decision on the Clean Development Mechanism prepared at COP16 in Cancun, you will see a tiny reference to the possibility of including ``city-wide programs’’.…

Dan Hoornweg |