I keep bumping into this series of photos of the world's most dangerous roads. And each time I'm amazed. For the sake of the 200,000 residents of Yakutsk, Siberia, I hope the federal-highway-o-mud was a one-time occurence.
Think you know the world’s largest and most powerful companies? A new list in the Financial Times might make you think again.
The December issue of Finance and Development is dedicated to Africa.
'Africa: Making Its Move' explores some of the obstacles facing sub-Saharan Africa as it attempts to capitalize on changes that offer fresh opportunities for growth and poverty reduction.
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Brazil's scores on international tests of education have been dismal for years. Businesses have no choice but to fill in the gap with on-site remedial education, according to the Christian Science Monitor. At one furniture maker located outside Sao Paulo,
I already blogged about the latest UNDP Human Development Report on water and poverty, but I can't help mentioning it again after reading Mario Vargas Llosa’s comment on the report.
For our Spanish-speaking audience, “El olor de la pobreza” (the smell of poverty) is an excellent read. His article, peppered with literary quotes, is as poignant and tough as Vargas Llosa can get.
Why do the global emerging market funds ignore African-listed securities? Are mutual funds discriminating against Africa?
Not at all, said Todd Moss from the Center for Global Development in a presentation on his recent work to Bank staffers yesterday. Turns out there's no market failure at all. The problem lies with the African stock exchanges themselves.