Las transiciones políticas presentan grandes oportunidades para profundizar la agenda de desarrollo en nuestros países. Lejos de ser obstáculos para la continuidad de las acciones de gobierno, los…

Roby Senderowitsch |

Brasil y África Sub-Sahariana estuvieron unidos una vez por la trata de esclavos y otros lazos comerciales transatlánticos. Más de dos siglos después, como si trataran de paliar ese oscuro…

Susana Carrillo |

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 |

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 |

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…

Cada profesión cuenta con su Triplete soñado. Para los apostadores de caballos, es la trifecta. Para los músicos, se trata de una canción que rompa corazones, haga bailar y venda discos. Pero…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |

A piece in this week’s Nature reports that a large vaccine trial for HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, is in trouble in India due to serious violations of ethical rules and informed consent.…

Berk Özler |

Un estudio del Grupo de Evaluación Independiente del Banco Mundial muestra que los programas de protección social han sido cruciales para que los sectores más vulnerables de países como Colombia,…

Carlos Molina |

Last week I wrote about “treatment as prevention.” Because being treated by a combination of ARV drugs effectively prevents the transmission of HIV from an infected person to his (her) uninfected…

Berk Özler |

Regardless of whether we do empirical or theoretical work, we all have to utilize information given to us by others. In the field of development economics, we rely heavily on surveys of…

Berk Özler |