East Asia and Pacific
A new study by the Boston Consulting Group finds that outsourcing to China and India did little or nothing to save costs for many of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
When most people think about Sabang, they think about diving. For good reason – the diving spots here are among the best in the world. But there’s more to Sabang than diving, as I discovered by chance.
The relationship between poverty and infant mortality is well known. But does it also hold for adults?
See also their earlier study on how the very poor spend their money.
In 2003, the Brazilian government began to randomly audit municipalities regarding their use of federal funds and made the results public. A recent study compares municipalities audited before the 2004 municipal elections with those audited after the elections.
Walking into the Bali Convention Center, you know that you have become a fixture in the world of international sustainable development when the UN security guard welcomes you with a broad smile and a "how have you been." You swore as a younger woman and an activist you would never become one of those grey haired incrementalists around the negotiating halls.