The writer, an economist, is member of the advisory panel and senior advisor to the UNDP’s Human Development Report Office.
President Bashar al-Assad's regime has stepped up its air campaign against the jihadists in recent weeks.
This year’s edition of the Human Development Report contains a set of practical recommendations.
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.