Agriculture is Uganda’s ‘green gold’ that can transform the economy and the lives of farmers.  Why is it then that Uganda’s well documented agricultural potential is not realized? What specific…

Christina Malmberg Calvo |

Global Value Chains are a win-win for firms that enjoy greater efficiency, productivity, and profits while they create better jobs (Photo by Jonathan Ernst / World Bank)   Global Value Chains (GVC…

Ruchira Kumar |

En el Día Mundial de los Refugiados, rendimos homenaje a los rostros de la resiliencia: madres, padres, esposos, esposas y niños, que huyeron de horribles circunstancias, y que continúan luchando…

Jim Yong Kim |

في اليوم العالمي للاجئين، نود أن نحيي كافة الوجوه التي تمثل الصمود في وجه التحديات- الأمهات، والآباء، والأزواج، والزوجات، والأطفال الذين فروا من الظروف الرهيبة كلاجئين، لكنهم يواصلون النضال يوميا…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

On World Refugee Day, we pay tribute to faces of resilience – mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and children, who fled horrific circumstances as refugees, but who continue to strive every day to…

Jim Yong Kim |

It has been almost four years since I first became involved with the regional public-private dialogue initiative, the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). In June 2012, I walked into the conference room…

Israel Mallett |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

On the northern tip of Lake Kivu, where eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) meets Rwanda, the pedestrian border crossing connecting the lush town of Gisenyi, Rwanda and the frenetic city of…

Cecile Fruman, Carmine Soprano |

Ecosystem: A complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships in a particular unit of space.Tourism: A social, cultural and economic phenomenon that…

Shaun Mann |