Ten years ago, the first Better Air Quality (BAQ) conference brought policy makers, experts, and advocates to Hong Kong to review the status of air quality in Asia and to recommend how to improve…

Charles Feinstein |

Also available in English Desde la Gran Recesión de 2008, existe un sentimiento generalizado de malestar entre la clase media norteamericana. Sus ingresos están prácticamente estancados, los…

Francisco Ferreira |

También disponible en español Since the Great Recession of 2008, there has been a widespread sense of malaise among the American middle class. Their incomes are close to stagnant, employment has…

Francisco Ferreira |

In June 2011, the Government of Mongolia amended the Public Procurement Law of Mongolia  (PPLM) to include a new formal role for civil society and professional organizations in bid evaluation and…

Zahid Hasnain, Audrey Sacks |

Photo courtesy of Steve Burt through a Creative Commons license

David Lawrence |

Photo courtesy of christahasenkopf.com I recently read a quote by Edward Glaeser, an urban economist, in the latest issue of IFC’s quarterly journal on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), which…

David Lawrence |

I’ve been meaning to read for the last month this new paper by Orazio Attanasio and co-authors, which is the latest in the still small number of studies to carry out a randomized experiment to…

David McKenzie |

What would support for climate change adaptation look like if it were designed to meet the needs of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change?   It might, for example, offer…

Robin Mearns |

It is part of World Bank tradition that, just before retiring, a staff member sends a short email to his/her colleagues to express how much they have enjoyed the challenges of working here, the…

Tony Whitten |

The author testing to see if this pebble is indeed a fossil bone

Tony Whitten |