Global conversations about women’s economic empowerment and unpaid care work exclude some of the women who need it most: rural women farmers. Jemimah Njuki at Canada’s International Development Research Centre offers practical tips to reverse the trend.
By some estimates, eliminating tuberculosis from the planet would return more than a trillion dollars to the global economy. On World Tuberculosis Day, McGill University's Dr. Madhukar Pai and World Bank Senior Economist Jorge Coarasa explore the Indian government's ambitious new plan to end the disease by 2025.
Measuring prevalence in modern slavery is a divisive effort in the anti-trafficking field that is fraught with obstacles from methodological challenges to collaboration among stakeholders. Obtaining an accurate measurement of slavery in the United States is critical as it sets an important precedent for other populous and diverse developed countries around the world, and for funding priorities domestically.
In the gender space, trends such as the "business case for women" and renewed focus on women's economic empowerment programs are a positive step — but they risk overlooking existing inequalities. Tania Beard and Shruthi Jayaram of Dalberg Global Development Advisors outline five trends worth a closer look.
Forests are a powerful tool in the fight against climate change, and yet each year the world loses an Austria-sized chunk of tropical forest to consumer demand for products such as palm oil. Frances Seymour at the Center for Global Development explores four ways rich countries can help.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a special advisor to Ethiopia's prime minister. He's also running for the World Health Organization's top spot. Here is his platform.
Progressive governments are tapping into innovative technologies to document land rights. According Cadasta Foundation CEO Noel Taylor, it's time to make that data public.
For all their differences, China and India share a number of development priorities — and recent gains. Naina Lal Kidwai, chair of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry's Sustainability Council, explores opportunities for collaboration.
Reactions vary from concern to praise as experts determine what the budget proposal, if realized, could mean for U.S. efforts abroad and for those on the receiving end of foreign assistance.