A menos de una hora de las prósperas y cosmopolitas boutiques y cafés del elegante distrito de San Isidro en Lima, Carmen comparte una construcción precaria de madera, cubierta de parches, con sus…

Louise Cord |

Less than one hour from the burgeoning, cosmopolitan boutiques and coffee shops of Lima’s chic San Isidro district, Carmen shares a one-room, patched-up wooden shack with her in-laws and her three…

Louise Cord |

In President Ollanta Humala's Peru just as in all of Latin America making good grades in school, finding a good job and having access to opportunities to get ahead largely depend on a single…

Omar Arias |

En el Perú del presidente Ollanta Humala, como en toda América Latina, sacarse buenas notas en la escuela, conseguir un buen trabajo, tener acceso a oportunidades para salir adelante, dependen en…

Omar Arias |

Para conseguir un buen trabajo, ¿Basta con ser listo, inteligente? ¿Sacar buenas notas? ¿Expresarse bien? ¿Saber de números? Por supuesto, que todo esto es importante. No obstante, en los últimos…

Omar Arias |

The prerequisites to get a good job in today’s economy are as uncertain as the economy itself. Some experts emphasize intelligence. Others say high math and reading skills are a must. Yet some…

Omar Arias |

A recent paper from Eugenio Severin and Christine Capota of the Inter-american Development Bank (IDB) surveys an emerging set of initiatives seeking to provide children with their own educational…

Michael Trucano |

During his inauguration speech last December, newly-elect President Alpha Condé of Guinea Conakry declared “La Guinee est de retour! (Guinea is Back!).” A lot can be said in response to the…

Siaka Bakayoko |

Child malnutrition may not be apparent to parents, especially if other children in the village look the same. Similarly, it can be hard for parents to recognize when their children are doing…

Ian Walker |

We know that technology is not a panacea, that gadgetry and software are not always the right solutions for our transport problems. But how do we know – really know -- when technology is truly the…

Holly Krambeck |