Co-authored by Lesley Drake, Director of the Partnership for Child Development As leaves crackled and autumn closed in on Washington DC at this time last year, the Brookings Institution played…

Donald Bundy |

Most educational interventions are widely considered successful if they increase test-scores -- which indicate cognitive ability. Presumably, this is because higher test-scores in school imply…

Jishnu Das |

The blog I have posted reflects my personal views and not those of the World Bank or its affiliates. It is unfortunate that some parties have sought to interpret what I written as the official…

Rajeev Ahuja |

I had the opportunity to be a part of the launch of "Economic Challenges to Make South Asia Free from Poverty and Deprivation" in Washington and was truly inspired by the talent and…

Joe Qian |

…that too many children have died? I adapt this from Dylan’s famous 1962 lyrics, but it is nowhere more true than for Adivasis or tribal peoples (called Scheduled Tribes) in India. Come monsoon,…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

An article in yesterday’s New York Times observes that, with the number of mobile subscriptions exceeding five billion, more people today have access to a cell phone than to a clean toilet. …

Shanta Devarajan |

  Photo © iStockphoto.com In the last few years, many Indian migrants (non-resident Indians or NRIs) have experienced strangers and even relatives taking over their land, tenants refusing to…

Sanket Mohapatra |

What can be done to reduce conflict in poor regions? A speech given by Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Internal Security and Law and Order in 2005, sums up the story of conflict and…

Ejaz Ghani, Lakshmi Iyer |

Oscar Wilde, suspecting that the relationship between price and value hides reasons that reason itself ignores, observes in the Lady Windermere’s Fan that a cynic is “a man who knows the price of…

Eliana Cardoso |