As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

In the quiet village of Bantayanon in Negros Occidental, Ligaya Almunacid showed off her new toilet.  “This is my dream toilet, ” she told us. Hers is not the typical structure made of palm-…

Karl Galing |

At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic…

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

Countries can respond to natural disasters better and assist victims faster if  social protection systems are in place Social protection systems have a role  in addressing the human side of…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

The most recent data show significant strides in reducing maternal mortality at the national level over the past 20 years.  Improvements in access to maternal health care, especially in skilled…

Haruna Kashiwase |

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing the statement, “It’s not the What; it’s the How.”  On the reform of energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa, for instance, the discussion is…

Shanta Devarajan |

Il ne se passe guère de semaine sans que j’entende quelqu’un affirmer que ce qui importe, ce n’est pas ce qu’on fait mais la manière dont on le fait. Prenez la réforme des subventions énergétiques…

Shanta Devarajan |

También disponible en: English   Casi no pasa una semana sin que escuche la frase: “no es el qué; sino el cómo”.  En el caso de la reforma de los subsidios a la energía en Oriente Medio y Norte de…

Shanta Devarajan |