The stat is appalling: [[tweetable]]1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.[[/tweetable]] Although it may take…

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About this series More blog posts Poverty and isolation create a host of development challenges for Myanmar's rural communities, from poor road connections to lack of clean water and…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Nikolas Win Myint |

A low-income residential neighborhood in Mumbai, India. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank As John Adams famously warned, “facts are stubborn things” that we cannot wish away. Governments in…

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About this series More blog posts Culture is an essential component of each and every society. It is the fabric that weaves communities together and gives them their unique identity. Acknowledging…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Guido Licciardi |

In 2015, more than 500 million hectares of forests were held by indigenous peoples.  Despite the increase in forest area designated for and owned by indigenous peoples in recent decades,…

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Photo: Pierre-Yves Babelon/Shutterstock In an effort to harness the benefits of urbanization and improve the living conditions of the urban poor, Latin American countries have experimented with…

Luis Triveno |

Photo: Make Noise not Art/Flickr Almost five years ago in a discussion with urban experts from several Latin American and African countries, an important question was asked: how do we curb…

Paula Rossiasco, Margarita Puerto Gómez, Samhita Kumar |

Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena’s Elemental firm designed the “half a good house”, which includes gaps between the houses for residents to fill according to their own needs. Cities are the…

Luis Triveno |