Digital payments in transportation can help developing cities drive economic growth

Public transit is both a challenge and an opportunity for cities in developing markets to expand the global economy.

Can the private sector help address the global refugee crisis?

Conflicts and instability have expelled more than 68 million men, women, and children from their homes around the world.

A new funding approach could bring clean water to the world’s poorest households

Achieving universal access to safe drinking water by 2030 could cost as much as $166 billion per year for capital expenditures alone.

Using technology to improve women’s safety in Pakistan’s urban transit systems

Sexual harassment in public spaces can restrict women's mobility and economic opportunity.

In South Asian slums, women face the consequences of climate change

A new study shows that stressors brought by climate change may lead to increased domestic abuse and sleep deprivation among impoverished women.

A tale of two cities: Why there is no “one solution” to combating spousal abuse

Southeast Asia has high rates of domestic violence, but those designing interventions should not treat this region as a monolith.

Where rents are driven by quality of public services, not proximity to transit

Urban residents around the world know that living close to mass transit commands a price premium. But does this relationship hold true everywhere?

Empowering women through international tourism: What we know and need to know

Women make up more than half of the tourism workforce, which makes the industry’s growth a unique opportunity to empower women across the world.

Three strategies for empowering women in informal economies

Urban growth in Pakistan brings new gender inequalities and challenges for women.

Are international women’s issues being devalued in US foreign policy?

Though preserved in the president's budget, the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues still lacks an appointed leader.