As part of the field work for her master's degree in hydrogeology, Matlhogonolo Mmese of Botswana collects geophysical and hydrogeological data, with the ultimate goal of better management of…

Palesa Mokorosi |

A stand-alone Ministry of Gender would institutionalize the gender approach, target resources, and signal the government commitment to gender equality.

Alena Sakhonchik, Marina Elefante |

CIWA is exploring ways to better align its transboundary water cooperation efforts with biodiversity conservation goals, including identifying opportunities at the intersection of transboundary…

Piet Theron |

How can countries build better quality roads within a predictable budget? Looking at data from both developed and developing countries, a new World Bank study highlights the benefits and…

Satoshi Ogita, Leslie Nii Odartey Mills, Gylfi Pálsson |

Mobile phones provide an efficient, reliable and cost-effective way of capturing and digitizing data. They also allow for rapid customization and variation in survey design. Building on this,…

Wenyu Jia, Edward Beukes, Justin Coetzee, Philip van Ryneveld |

Botswana and Namibia are two of the world’s most drought-prone countries. In 2018-2019, a severe drought swept through Namibia killing some 60,000 heads of livestock and causing two-thirds of…

Tahira Syed, Ana Cristina Canales Gomez |

In a recent visit to South Sudan, we met with livestock herders as they were tending to their livestock in a cattle camp outside of Juba. One of the most memorable conversations was with a woman…

Holger Kray, Tahira Syed, Ana Cristina Canales Gomez |

The global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought upon major challenges in the world’s economic system as governments imposed border restrictions, and businesses have had to shut down due to…

Michell Mositi Mompati |

Botswana’s National Development Plan sees the use of PPPs as part of its economic growth. But how does the Botswanian PPP framework really fare when it comes to implementation? PPP and legal…

Cynthia Olotch |