Katherine Tan

Climate Change and Poverty — The Underappreciated Link

Climate change made headlines in recent months as global leaders converged upon the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, better known as COP21, and emerged triumphantly with a climate deal. Yet for the estimated 400,000 people a year already dying from the effects of climate change, the Paris Agreement comes too late. Far from the…

Gender, Development, and the ‘Digital Divide’

Innovations in mobile and digital technologies have transformed the international development landscape, opening avenues to reach under-served populations in ways that few imagined just years ago. Digital technology can be a powerful tool to empower disadvantaged groups and improve socioeconomic and health outcomes for women, men, and children in developing countries.

The Global Refugee Crisis: Can We Ignore It Much Longer?

Conflict, persecution, and human rights violations have forcibly displaced an unprecedented 59.5 million people worldwide at the end of 2014, according to a recent UNHCR report. That figure, roughly equivalent to the population of the United Kingdom, was up from 51.2 million the previous year, already a level unseen since World War II. From 2011 to…

Climate Change and Poverty — The Underappreciated Link

Climate change made headlines in recent months as global leaders converged upon the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, better known as COP21, and emerged triumphantly with a climate deal. Yet for the estimated 400,000 people a year already dying from the effects of climate change, the Paris Agreement comes too late. Far from the…

Gender, Development, and the ‘Digital Divide’

Innovations in mobile and digital technologies have transformed the international development landscape, opening avenues to reach under-served populations in ways that few imagined just years ago. Digital technology can be a powerful tool to empower disadvantaged groups and improve socioeconomic and health outcomes for women, men, and children in developing countries.

The Global Refugee Crisis: Can We Ignore It Much Longer?

Conflict, persecution, and human rights violations have forcibly displaced an unprecedented 59.5 million people worldwide at the end of 2014, according to a recent UNHCR report. That figure, roughly equivalent to the population of the United Kingdom, was up from 51.2 million the previous year, already a level unseen since World War II. From 2011 to…