It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

(Photo: Michael Haws / World Bank) When we talk about the future of work, it is important to include perspectives, ideas and solutions from young people as they are the driving force that can…

Esteve Sala |

In an era of chronically slow economic growth, what steps can policymakers take to help jump-start productivity, spur employment and build long-term wealth? Recognizing that the private sector …

Christopher Colford |

Here are some facts that you might not know: Over the last 60 years, Guatemala has lost almost half of its forests, much of it due to illegal logging. Built-up area around Lake Laguna in the…

Stig Johansson |

Street scene in Delmas, Haiti “Plantain nu eat like rice” — a Caribbean saying roughly translated as “Make do with what is available to you” — applies to the region’s experience with public-…

Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Prior to about 2005, for many tourists their Jamaican vacation was ruined at the last minute, by the hot and overcrowded conditions inside Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Fast…

S. Brian Samuel |

很长一段时间以来,富人们已经大概了解了世界各地的穷人是如何生活的,而在当今社会能够算得上是新闻的是,一直对穷人严格保守的秘密,即富人是如何生活的,如今已被悄然公开。随着电视、互联网和手持设备被越来越多的农村穷人快速拥有,有关富人和中产阶层生活方式的各种讯息每天都真实生动地被传送到这些人的家中。 去年,我与玻利维亚总统。埃沃•莫拉莱斯一同考察了海拔为14000英尺的一个村子。我们抵达后,…

金墉 |

Durante mucho tiempo, los ricos han sabido en cierta medida cómo viven los pobres en todo el mundo. La novedad en el mundo actual es que el secreto mejor guardado para los pobres, esto es, cómo…

Jim Yong Kim |

nous sommes tous — tous les 7 milliards d’êtres humains que nous sommes — sous la menace d’une catastrophe imminente si nous n’agissons pas aujourd’hui en adoptant un plan à la mesure de ce défi…

Jim Yong Kim |

طوال سنوات طويلة جدا، كان الأغنياء يعرفون إلى حد ما كيف يعيش الفقراء في مختلف أنحاء العالم. أما الجديد في عالم اليوم فهو أن هذا السر المكنون الذي لم يعرفه الفقراء - أي كيف يعيش الأغنياء - لم يعد…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |