South Asia has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Countries need to prepare for future shock and re-envision the delivery of essential services such as health, education, and social protection…

Hartwig Schafer |

Changing the way we move can help address many of today's most pressing challenges, from climate to disaster resilience and social inclusion. So, how do we get there?

Nancy Vandycke |

On this World Information Society Day, Georgia has embarked on an important journey to bring more of its citizens online. The Government’s Open Net program, which seeks to connect about 1,000…

Siddhartha Raja, Himmat Singh Sandhu |

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in soaring infection rates, widespread lockdowns, record-shattering declines in output, and spiking poverty. But, in addition to these trends, a quieter…

Carmen Reinhart |

Multiple and overlapping disaster and crises are demonstrating the need for adaptability and flexibility of national disaster risk management (DRM) systems. Here are five ideas to consider when…

Jian Vun, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

As countries cautiously reopen, concerns regarding corruption in both the emergency response and recovery phases of the pandemic are increasing in health service delivery, procurement processes,…

Aneta Wierzynska, David Clarke, Mark DiBiase, Anga R. Timilsina, Srinivas Gurazada |

Public procurement can be used as a public administration tool not only to purchase the needed goods and services, but also, and in a more broader angle, as a vehicle for poverty alleviation and…

Nazaneen Ismail Ali |

The One Health initiative, while it may sound deceptively simple, is in fact a complex effort to bring together people, knowledge, expertise, and information to improve the ties between humans,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

As South Asian countries intensify the fight against COVID-19, it is imperative that social protection programs, including cash transfers, food vouchers, unemployment benefits, pensions, wage…

Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Stefano Paternostro, Zaineb Majoka |