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 |

Brain drain—the migration of talent across borders—has an impact on Malaysia’s aspiration to become a high-income nation. Human capital is the bedrock of the high-income economy. Sustained and…

Philip Schellekens |

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 |

     Photo courtesy Willem V.    Strien/Flickr under Creative    Commons License It is all too easy to see environmental protection and economic development simply as competing philosophies, and…

Daniel Kammen |