One of the primary goals of the Enterprise Surveys (ES) is to provide high quality data about the business environment based on the experiences of firms. Given how little is known about the…

Veselin Kuntchev, Asif Islam |

Last October, I wrote a blog on the closing of bank accounts of money transfer operators in Australia.  I reported that “Westpac would close the bank accounts of MTOs serving Somalia by the end of…

Sonia Plaza |

The energy at the Global Landscapes Forum held alongside the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Lima was electric—charged by the enthusiasm of the scientists, practitioners, indigenous peoples,…

Diji Chandrasekharan Behr |

Turkey’s bid to join the European Union (EU) may finally be getting “back on track, ” according to the bloc’s top official for enlargement. And while that track may still have a number of hurdles…

Donald F. Larson, Miles McKenna |

Penicillin was discovered almost 90 years ago and heralded the beginning of a revolutionary era in medicine.  As the first antibiotic drug in existence, it was used to treat what had previously…

Carmen Carpio, Neesha Harnam |

América Latina posee una larga, fracturada y en definitiva fracasada historia en torno a los medios públicos. Los llamados “medios públicos” generalmente han operado como instituciones controladas…

Silvio Waisbord |

Latin America has a long, fractured, and ultimately failed history of public media. So-called “public media” typically functioned as government-controlled institutions for spurious goals -…

Silvio Waisbord |

​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

Cuando observo la tasa de agotamiento de los recursos, la erosión del suelo y la disminución de las poblaciones de peces —los impactos del cambio climático en casi todos los ecosistemas—, veo un…

Paula Caballero |

Lorsque je pense à la vitesse à laquelle les ressources s'épuisent, les sols s'érodent et les ressources halieutiques diminuent, ou encore à l'impact du changement climatique sur…

Paula Caballero |