When it comes to confronting the issue of  ill-gotten money (through corruption or tax evasion, for example) and its negative impact on development outcomes, we development professionals have…

Stuart Yikona |

من جديد، تضيء بعض بلدان منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا الخطى نحو مسار جديد. فعقب الثورات الاجتماعية التي أظهرت للعالم أثرالجمع بين الاحتجاجات السلمية واستخدام تقنيات وسائل الإعلام الجديدة، تشهد…

إنغر أندرسن |

Transport planning in MENA and other regions does not routinely address gender issues and sex disaggregated data is limited as is gender and transport expertise. In the MENA region, as in many…

Julie Babinard |

Some countries of the Middle East and North Africa region are once again lighting up a new path. Following the social revolutions which showed the world the effect of combining non-violent protest…

Inger Andersen |

Certains pays du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord (MENA) nous montrent à nouveau la voie. Après les révolutions sociales, qui ont permis au monde entier de constater les bénéfices de…

Inger Andersen |

At least not in Benin.   This week, I take a look at interesting paper by Leonard Wantchekon documenting an experiment he did in Benin with this year’s presidential election.   In this paper,…

Markus Goldstein |

Tomorrow and on Tuesday (October 24-25), there is a workshop at the World Bank titled “CCTs: The Second Generation of Evaluations.” If you are at the World Bank or in the DC area, you may want to…

Berk Özler |

Le 22 septembre dernier, des experts de trois pays ayant vécu une transition politique et économique sont venus apporter leurs conseils aux nations arabes où les citoyens, descendus dans la rue,…

Donna Barne |

Women are less likely to occupy the top paying jobs in developed economies, in part because they are less competitive than men. A whole series of laboratory experiments has detailed the gap in…

Given the urgent need for policymakers in Europe and other advanced economies to tackle current debt challenges, there is a frantic scramble for suitable policy tools that will help resolve the…

Vamsee Kanchi |