When I recently traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I spoke with several government officials in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs who told me about the many problems encountered by their…

Neil Ruiz |

With apologies in advance to initiatives in a handful of other countries considered world leaders in this area (including Costa Rica, Namibia, Thailand, Mexico and Brazil): Of all the programs in…

Michael Trucano |

Written with Paulo Nobre Both authors are with the Center for Earth System Science, INPE, Brazil At present, there are a number of early warning systems based on seasonal-to-interannual climate…

Carlos A. Nobre |

While the beneficial impacts of migration and remittances on social welfare have been well documented, we know very little about the effects of migration--mostly by men-- on the local labor market…

Gero Carletto |

 It's been four years since the The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project (known then as the '$100 laptop) was announced.   According to recent unconfirmed news reports from India,  one …

Michael Trucano |