“The edge of chaos is the balance point where the components of a system never quite lock into place, and yet never quite dissolve into turbulence, either…The edge of chaos is the constantly…

Brian Levy |

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 |

The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, is in full swing now, aiming to reach consensus and agreements on addressing the  climate challenge by its close on December 9. While…

Patricio V. Marquez, Jumana Qamruddin |

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 |

For the World AIDS Day, there is a sign at the World Bank that states that taking ARVs reduces rate of HIV transmission by 96%. If this was last year, a sign somewhere may well have read “A cheap…

Berk Özler |

The next two weeks will see nearly 20, 000 people descending on Durban for this year’s Climate Change negotiations.  What might they achieve? Not much, if you believe some of the pessimistic…

Andrew Steer |

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 |