There is a growing perception that spatial disparities in development indicators within countries are becoming more pronounced. Sub-national data are needed to inform policy makers on such matters…

Vanessa Moreira da Silva |

Social scientists have for long acknowledged that people evaluate their own wellbeing not only on the basis of what they have but also on the basis of what they have relatively to what other…

Paolo Verme |

Who are the bottom 40 percent of society? Where do they live? What do they do? What other characteristics do they have? These are just some of the questions we are hoping to answer as part of the…

Jos Verbeek, Eugenia Suarez Moran |

We rarely give the toilet a second thought. We use it when we need to, and we flush and forget. We are also able to conveniently wash our hands afterwards. But imagine if you are on a long hiking…

Johannes Zutt |

(In observance of the International Migrants Day on December 18) In response to looming labor shortages in the so-called “3-D” industries (difficult, dangerous, dirty), Korea has allowed the entry…

Soonhwa Yi |

For users of water-based sanitation, most of us give little thought to what happens after we hear the sound of the toilet flushing. Wooooosh -- out of sight, out of mind. Certainly, there is…

Guy Hutton |

See also: Anniversary of the New Delhi Attack Reminds Us that Tackling Violence is Urgent December 16, 2012 will in the foreseeable future be remembered as the day in which six men savagely gang…

Maria Correia |

This is the sixth in our series of posts by graduates on the job market this year.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Mariano Bosch, Carmen Pages, and Angel Melguizo at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are proposing a new approach to expanding the coverage of pension systems in Latin America while…

David Robalino |

Mobility is a precondition for economic growth: mobility for access to jobs, education, health, and other services. Mobility of goods is also critical to supply world markets in our globalized…

Marc Juhel |