This is the fourth in a series of six posts about the recent report, Bangladesh: Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. The last post, Be Happy Yet Do Worry: Explaining Resilience…

Zahid Hussain |

Hot on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha lashed the shores of the Philippines earlier this month, leaving 900 dead and 80, 000 homeless. Extreme weather is becoming the norm. The World…

Mabruk Kabir |

This is the third in a series of six posts about the recent report, Bangladesh: Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. The last post, The Paradox That Bangladesh Isn’t, explained…

Zahid Hussain |

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“The World Bank is organizing an art show?” My neighbor seemed stunned. He has just got to know me, since I moved to India only in early September. To him I am the economist who moved to India…

Onno Ruhl |

This is the second in a series of six posts about the recent report, “Bangladesh: Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. The first post was Better Jobs Can Outweigh a Secure Life…

Zahid Hussain |

Después de meses de preparación, llega el fin de semana del Hackatón de Saneamiento. (i) En una docena de países (i) de todo el mundo, expertos sanitarios y profesionales de tecnologías de la…

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

After months of preparation, the Sanitation Hackathon weekend is upon us.In dozens of countries around the world, IT and sanitation experts will join forces for an intensive brainstorming and…

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

On Nov. 7, 2012, a motorboat carrying 110 illegal immigrants heading for Malaysia capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s southeastern border with Myanmar. This tragedy came less than…

Zahid Hussain |

À première vue il n’y en a guère… Et pourtant, toilettes et téléphones portables ont en commun de pouvoir contribuer à la satisfaction des besoins des plus démunis et à l’éradication de la…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |