When I recently traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I spoke with several government officials in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs who told me about the many problems encountered by their…

Neil Ruiz |

Written with Paulo Nobre Both authors are with the Center for Earth System Science, INPE, Brazil At present, there are a number of early warning systems based on seasonal-to-interannual climate…

Carlos A. Nobre |

 It's been four years since the The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project (known then as the '$100 laptop) was announced.   According to recent unconfirmed news reports from India,  one …

Michael Trucano |

Three African ministers shared their experience with Bank officials on Thursday when they met to discuss ways to develop capacity in post-conflict countries.  “We are here to listen—tell us how we…

Nina Vucenik |