On January 7th, India reached a remarkable milestone as the 1.5 billionth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was administered. Reaching 2 billion doses and beyond could prove more challenging than the…

Aarushi Bhatnagar, Owen Smith |

As the second wave of COVID-19 struck India, the demand for medical oxygen soared ten-fold and tragic scenes unfolded as people struggled to access it. Over the last few months India has been…

Ramana Gandham, Rajaji Meshram, Andrew Sunil Rajkumar |

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 |