BANDA ACEH, DECEMBER 26 2005. The chartered planes carrying foreign dignitaries and government officials began arriving at the tiny airport long before dawn, heralding one year to the day that the…

Shaela Rahman |

Shaela Rahman was on the Five Live radio show yesterday discussing the tsunami reconstruction efforts one year after. Her segment starts at 20:45. Also see this moving multimedia feature from the…

Pablo H. |

We will be taking a break until January 3. Until then, we leave you with some fireworks.

An excellent series of companion podcasts to the popular forward-looking edition of The Economist, The World in 2006. Some highlights: Paul Wolfowitz on the priorities for world development…

Pablo H. |

HBS recently hosted the ‘Global Poverty: Business Solutions and Approaches’ conference. Nothing groundbreaking, but an interesting group of speakers and papers. Its great that the event happened,…

Pablo H. |

Audio and video from the recent United Nations and Sun Microsystems sponsored Pop!Tech event is now available online (Part 1 & 2). This excellent event brought together young African thought…

Pablo H. |

Long-term reconstruction differs significantly from the provision of immediate postdisaster rescue and relief. While speed remains important, proper planning becomes even more crucial. Putting up…

Pablo H. |

Bono and Melinda & Bill Gates have been named persons of the year by Time Magazine (subscription required). Nancy Birdsall and Steve Radelet offer a defense of them at 'Views from the…

Tim Harford |

Coordination is the biggest buzzword within the donor community in Banda Aceh. Everybody’s heard of it, everybody’s talking about it, everybody thinks it’s a great thing, everybody wants to be a…

Shaela Rahman |

The U.K. Better Regulation Task Force has released its annual report. They find that 30% of the U.K.’s regulations should be trimmed – at an estimated annual savings of 1% of GDP. To the Economist…

Pablo H. |