Transport planning in MENA and other regions does not routinely address gender issues and sex disaggregated data is limited as is gender and transport expertise. In the MENA region, as in many…

Julie Babinard |

Iceland’s journey from being a developing country until the 1970s, to a modern, vibrant and developed economy owes much to its ability to tap into and develop geothermal energy. Its inspirational…

Vijay Iyer |

The side event on diaspora bonds organized during the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF attracted significant interest. Senior officials in the Bank considered forming a task force to…

Dilip Ratha |

My colleagues and I at the World Bank are saddened by the death of Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement. Professor Maathai…

Obiageli Ezekwesili |

The sight of farmers around Narok drying wheat on the ground with agents haggling over price and quality is a reminder of how Kenya’s farmers take advantage of the plentiful sunshine to cut post-…

peter warutere |

In the Nairobi slum of Kawangware, people like Said, 33, are struggling to help relatives fleeing the drought in Somalia. The full-time gardener and father of four is providing refuge to his…

Asa Torkelsson |

An interesting, recently revised working paper by Duflo, Dupas and Kremer looks at the effects of providing school uniforms, teacher training on HIV education, and the two combined. This paper is…

Markus Goldstein |

Earlier this month, I participated in a four-day mission to Mandera, a county in northeastern Kenya, some 640 km from Nairobi on the Somali border. The European Commission’s Humanitarian Agency (…

Fred Owegi |

Hace poco tiempo visité Dadaab, la tercera ciudad más grande y de más rápido crecimiento de Kenya, cuya población aumentó de 250.000 habitantes hace unos años a más de 400.000 en la actualidad.…

Johannes Zutt |

I recently visited Dadaab, Kenya’s third-largest and fastest-growing city, having grown from 250, 000 residents a few years ago to more than 400, 000 today. Dadaab is not an ordinary Kenyan city.…

Johannes Zutt |