I'm a wildlife biologist. I'm among the very few lucky World Bank staff to get paid to climb up mountains, go down caves, trek through forests, meet remote forest inhabitants, and to argue the conservation case with senior government officials. But how does this fascinating work translate into Bank projects?
|Making a stop on the way to Camp 6 to have lunch. My favorite was the meng da geo, a gel-like substance in which to dip the rice, except this one was made of crushed, dry insects.|
Last week the World Bank hosted a workshop on the social dimension of climate change, a good chance for insights from the dark side of the moon.
Jim, Buaseng and Lakhon making their way across the forest.
Feb. 4, 2007* - Wow, it’s cold! Who would’ve thought I’d ever be cold living in Lao, but it’s nearly zero degrees where I am….
The IFC's Rapid Response Unit that is behind the successful Doing Business map has expanded on it and created Business Planet, adding info from their other databases: enterprise surveys (70,000 firms in 104 countries), privatization transactions, and trends in private infrastructure projects.
You may be surprised to know that Indonesia has emerged as the world's third largest emitter of carbon, following the U.S.
For over a decade, the World Bank has emphasized the centrality of good public sector governance and anticorruption efforts in achieving sustainable development impact in low- and middle-income countries. But more recently the Bank has widened its analytic and operational lens on governance to include what is being called the “demand-side” of governance. What does this mean, and what are the implications for Bank work in its client countri