The Sri Lankan government recently released its proposed budget for the coming year. It's been met with an array of responses. Some commentators have questioned the calculations which the government has made, including over fundamental matters such as tax revenue.
If the name Jihong Yeom is recognizable to you, you've probably seen his viral mind-blowing creations on social media. He was the genius behind the different forms and items made out of wire hangers. I was fortunate to interview him and have this opportunity to learn how it all started.
People have asked if I am disappointed that I didn't get to ride an elephant while I was in Thailand. I smile and say no and picture dirt all over my knees and droplets of water collecting on the elephants' eyelashes as they swayed happily in the river. I remember my heart feeling fuller than it maybe ever has before.
Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.
The one-child policy is a policy which the Chinese government has relied on for far too long; it should have ended 15 years ago because if that had been the case, the first batch of second children families would be thinking about entering university and technical colleges soon, shortly after 2015.
We need a new green revolution that can reduce agriculture's carbon footprint, empower women and generate a productive agricultural sector that can nourish everybody in the world. Building this kind of climate-smart agriculture requires smart policies by governments.
Today is World AIDS Day 2015. While the outlook for people living with HIV has never been better, many challenges persist throughout the world relating to HIV prevention and education.
For spectators who are keeping score at the Paris global climate talks starting this week, the number that should be circled is 900 billion. The units? Not dollars, but billions of tons of carbon dioxide. Why 900 billion?
So what's our next president to do to meet the challenge of China's growing "carrier killer" arsenal of missiles, mines, cruise missile-equipped catamarans, and ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines?
In meetings with more than 100 rank-and-file workers and union leaders from Burma's factories and fields the week after that country's momentous elect...
A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indone...
It is easy to discount the idea of China becoming an innovation-driven world leader - but that could prove to be a dangerous strategic blind spot. Impossible? Many things are impossible, until they happen.
Some of the reasons for the limited success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) include lack of local participation and the top-down approach of the MDGs, without focusing on local needs and preferences.
China has come far. But it has even further to go. Where it ends up is likely to depend on whether the government comes to trust its people and becomes accountable to them. If not, the 21st Century is unlikely to end up as the Chinese Century.
From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.
Unlike the situation the world faced in 2009, the tools to combat climate change are now affordable, well established and are being deployed around the globe at a pace never before seen.