Somalia has the reputation of being a mysterious and conflict-ridden land. Who hasn’t heard of the infamous “Black Hawk down” episode, the militant group al-Shabaab or the pirates off the Somali…

Steve Utterwulghe |

Change is what development is all about. The hard part, as the well-chosen title of a new World Bank book makes clear, is persuading the right kind of change to put down roots and flourish.…

Heather Lyne de Ver |

As I mentioned in my previous blog, a renewed focus on Anti Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) regulations in Australia, the UK, and in the USA are impacting…

Sonia Plaza |

Участие общественности часто воспринимается в контексте формальных процедур. Нас иногда приглашают на мероприятия, в комиссии или программы,  дабы обеспечить формальную взаимосвязь с гражданским…

Ilya Domashov |

Citizen participation in any issue is most often thought of in the context of formal procedures. Sometimes, civil society representatives, like me, are invited to events, commissions or programs…

Ilya Domashov |

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates…

Dereje Ketema Wolde |

Se ha hablado mucho sobre los disturbios por la falta de alimentos ocurridos en 2007 luego de las alzas en los precios mundiales de los alimentos. El interés generado por estos hechos está…

José Cuesta |

يدور الكثير من الحديث حول أعمال الشغب المتعلقة بالغذاء في أعقاب قفزات أسعار المواد الغذائية عام 2007. وفي ضوء ما أسفر عنه العديد من تلك الأعمال المتكررة من وفيات وإصابات، فإن هذا الاهتمام يُعد…

José Cuesta |

一直以来,人们围绕2007年国际粮食价格飙升引发的“粮食暴动”进行了大量讨论。鉴于许多暴动事件导致了大量人员伤亡,这一关注完全合情合理。如果全世界粮食价格继续居高不下且变化无常,我们很有可能在可以预见的未来遭遇更多的粮食暴动。在不可预测的天气事件不断增加、引发恐慌的贸易干预措施成为面临诸多棘手问题和压力的政府相对容易采用的方案以及粮食相关人道主义灾难继续发生等情况下,…

何塞•库艾斯塔 |

There’s been a lot of talk about food riots in the wake of the international food price hikes in 2007. Given the deaths and injuries caused by many of these episodes, this attention is fully…

José Cuesta |