The World Bank Group is bringing its financial expertise to bear on the crisis that is now hitting emerging markets in a new blog called Crisis Talk.
As usual on Fridays, from Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.
Gender Budgeting - Why and How (cont.)
A well-known musician from Mozambique, Feliciano Dos Santos, was recently featured in a New York Times article on his use of pop music toward changing people’s sanitation habits, especially in far-flung rural villages. His songs include messages regarding boiling water to prevent diarrhea and washing one’s hands before leaving the bathroom. His band, Massukos gained international fame via a combination of pop and socially relevant songs, while his nonprofit Estamos (“We are”) installs latrines and provides services to AIDS patients.
BATTANPUN, Cambodia – Some 30 people gathered in late February 2008 to talk about their experience using a rope pump that was introduced to the village a few months earlier. Many stopped by on their way home from the fields, asked questions and considered the pump.
Note from the Editor: The following post initiates an online discussion on private education that will take place on the PSD blog between November 3-14. The discussion will be moderated by the IFC's Health and Education Department and will include posts from guest commentators from outside of the World Bank Group.
Blogging, that is. I just ran across what appears to be their one-and-a-half month old blog: Princeton University Press blog. It's a lot of election coverage cum financial crisis commentary. The tenor of the conversation? Somewhere in the nerdy-academic-brilliant sphere - I expected no less! Here's a taste of the conversation:
The newest addition to the family of World Bank Group blogs, Crisis Talk, "aims to provide the latest information on the unfolding financial crisis, both on specific countries and sectors, as well as on the global crisis response. The blog will also feature opinions on what solutions may be possible, what shape the financial sector may take in the future, and how the crisis affects the real economy."
Welcome to the blogosphere!
I just stumbled upon the BBC's Common Platform blog. Here's how the blog's author describes the purpose of the website:
The BBC is opening up to the people and communities that fund it—sharing content, code, talent and resources. At Common Platform I'm documenting the changes as they take place, talking to the people making them happen and asking questions of those who'd rather they didn't.