The world is facing an unprecedented health crisis caused by infectious diseases. According to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 60% of all infectious diseases registered in humans are of animal origin (zoonotic) and 75% of new or emerging ones are zoonotic. Avian influenza, rabies, or brucellosis stand out as the best-known examples … [Read more...] about One health, one world
Environmental and Social Safeguards
Every single day organizations need to take numerous decisions, be it at strategic, operative, or administrative level. Each one of these decisions produces an impact; and in the digital era well-informed decision making is a key differentiating factor. Corporate intelligence has become a key tool in this era of Big Data. The question is, how can business intelligence help … [Read more...] about Business Intelligence & Big Data: Is there any chance for sustainability?
In this blog, we wanted to share with you the 10 most viewed IDB Environmental and Social Safeguards blogs of 2019. A special thanks to all of our readers and subscribers. We look forward to sharing more safeguards stories with you in … [Read more...] about The top 10 Environmental and Social Safeguards Blogs of 2019
Protected areas have been at the forefront of global conservation efforts. They define the boundaries of critical ecosystems and biodiversity hotspots. However, a variety of different terminologies and special regulations around the status of these areas may dilute the concept and confuse the environmental practitioner. Ultimately, it may lead to harmful interventions in … [Read more...] about Strengthening conservationism in developing countries: The protected area approach
International development practitioners have gained valuable insights over the years. One of the most impactful realizations is the need to increase transparency and engagement in the development process. For years, senior representatives from multilateral institutions have met regularly to discuss standards and experiences to ensure consistency of approach and share good … [Read more...] about The ten elements of a meaningful stakeholder engagement process