Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,…

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

English تصدَّر تقرير المفوضية السامية للأمم المتحدة لشؤون اللاجئين الذي يحمل عنوان الاتجاهات العالمية للنزوح القسري لعام 2015 عناوين الأخبار هذا الأسبوع. فللعام الثاني على التوالي، يواصل عدد…

Xavier Devictor |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

The 2008 financial crisis was a “wake up” call to many teachers in the United States and Canada. As families lost their homes and parents lost jobs, they began to appreciate the importance of kids…

Ivor Beazley |

Финансовый кризис 2008 года для многих учителей в США и Канаде стал своего рода «сигналом к действию». По мере того, как семьи теряли свои дома, а родители – работу, люди стали понимать, как важно…

Ivor Beazley |

Russia’s economic woes continue: the recession deepened in the first half of 2015, severely impacting households, while the economy continued to adjust to the 2014 terms-of-trade shock, which saw…

Birgit Hansl |

Полная версия инфографики Экономические беды России продолжаются: в первой половине 2015 года рецессия углубилась и сильно отразилась на жизни россиян.  Экономика при этом продолжала…

Биржит Ханзль |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |