If you live in a country where electricity never or rarely goes out, you are lucky. In my country, Nepal, we are pleased when we get uninterrupted electricity for even eight hours a day. Like…

Ravi Kumar |

Esta página en: English Recientemente regresé de un viaje a África occidental, durante el cual crucé en automóvil la frontera entre Benin y Nigeria por el puesto fronterizo de Seme. Mientras…

Cecile Fruman |

Je rentre tout juste d’un séjour en Afrique de l’Ouest qui nous a conduits à franchir en voiture la frontière entre le Bénin et le Nigéria, au poste de Sèmè-Kraké. Nos passeports étant soumis à un…

Cecile Fruman |

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 |

Also available in: Français│ Español I recently returned from a trip to West Africa during which I crossed the Benin-Nigeria border by car at the Seme border post. While waiting for our passports…

Cecile Fruman |

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 |

你叫萨拉,你居住在纽约或内罗毕,你把时间主要花在照料家人和做小买卖上。你的日子过得比你母亲舒适,你孩子的前途比你原本期望的更光明。然而,当你丈夫对你不断做大买卖的压抑已经的不满变得具有暴力性并痛打你之时,这种光景就不复存在了。 不久后,他便开始监控你的通话记录和去处,轻视你并毒打你。他有时会向你道歉,而你也希望情况有所好转。但当他知道你打算以自己名字开个银行账户时,他便放火烧掉你的商店,…

Caren Grown |

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 |