Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. This latest blog post should start with a mea culpa. Indeed, my 2015 work plan for public-private dialogue (PPD) did start in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, not...

Steve Utterwulghe |

“Ask anyone you meet on the street whether political risk has risen in the last few years, and you’d likely get a convincing yes, ” a high official from Canada’s Export Development Center recently...

Laura Gómez-Mera, Gonzalo Varela |

West African countries have been working for many years to develop and implement harmonized trade rules for crop inputs. While much remains to be done, new regional regulations for seed and...

John Keyser |

This is the fifth in our series of job market posts this year.  Once known as the “Safe Haven” of Western Africa, because of its long-standing political stability and economic success, Côte d’...

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

International trade has a critical role to play in environmental protection and the effort to mitigate climate change. While it certainly isn’t always framed this way, it is important to realize...

Miles McKenna, Jaime de Melo, Mariana Vijil |

Il y a vingt-cinq ans, je vivais à Tanji, un village de pêcheurs situé sur la côte gambienne. Le village s’animait avant le lever du soleil, et en se levant tôt, on pouvait voir partir en mer les...

​Caroline Kende-Robb |

In February, the United Nations named 2013 the Year of Quinoa and made the president of Bolivia and the first lady of Peru special ambassadors to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....

Jose Daniel Reyes, Julia Oliver |

Also available in English En el contexto de una ralentización global, y la búsqueda de una solución balanceada al crecimiento ecónomico,  aquí les presento algunos aportes a la conversación. Todos...

Oscar Calvo-González |

Also available in English 'Made in Latin America'. ¿No sería esta una etiqueta genial? — una que gradualmente dejaría de asociarse a algún imaginario producto latinoamericano hasta...

Hasan Tuluy |

Compare South Korea and Malaysia in 1970 and compare them again in 2009. South Korea was a third poorer back then and is now three times richer. Even more remarkable has been South Korea’s ability...

Philip Schellekens |