The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

The countries of the Western Balkans – which include the states of the former Yugoslavia, along with Albania – are not exactly world-famous for their entrepreneurial spirit. Yet if you look at…

Jeanette Thomas |

In the climate negotiations under the United Nations framework, we are used to seeing geographical blocs and other blocs at loggerheads. The tension draws attention, but it isn’t the only story of…

Rachel Kyte |

In previous articles we discussed why inclusion of sexual minorities is instrumental to the World Bank’s goal of shared prosperity and constitutes smart economics. This piece focuses on how sexual…

Fabrice Houdart, Phil Crehan |

  You’d probably be skeptical if I told you that the Western Balkans – a region that has long suffered from social and ethnic fragmentation – now has a strong opportunity to boost shared…

Paulo Correa |

Leonarda Dibrani, c’est cette élève de 15 ans que la France a expulsé vers le Kosovo, avec sa famille. Au-delà des retombées politiques de cette expulsion, qui a eu pour cadre un bus scolaire, le…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

有关怎样在保证为所有的人提供良好的医疗服务的同时确保这种服务的可承受性的辩论绝不是什么新鲜事(en)。 然而,在“全民医疗保险覆盖”的指导下,这场辩论获得了新的动能。围绕“全民医疗保险覆盖”的讨论很容易引起争论,正如Tim Evans最近所指出(en)的那样:“许多讨论都在是应该由政府收入、税收、还是保险缴费来资助这种体制的问题上,陷入僵局。»

Jorge Coarasa |

I was glad to read the announcement made by World Bank President, Dr. Jim Kim, at the start of this year’s UN General Assembly meetings, about the Bank’s projected financing support through the…

Patricio V. Marquez |