I keep bumping into this series of photos of the world's most dangerous roads. And each time I'm amazed. For the sake of the 200, 000 residents of Yakutsk, Siberia, I hope the federal-…

Christine Bowers |

Think you know the world’s largest and most powerful companies? A new list in the Financial Times might make you think again.

Michael Jarvis |

Our debate on enterprise formalization continues.

Tom Kenyon |

We've been evacuated from Chad again. I didn't get rushed out of the country, I was already abroad, but that doesn't make it any easier. Rebels approaching N'Djamena, streets…

Alex Burger |

Today is World Aids Day. Is there anything new that can be said? I found the chapter on Aids in Bill Easterly's "White Man's Burden" insightful. He criticizes the aid industry…

Laurence Carter |

The debate/celebrity economist deathmatch between Jeff Sachs and Bill Easterly continues to sizzle. (Click here for an earlier round.) Speaking of Easterly, he's wrapping up an online debate…

Christine Bowers |

According to William Kramer at NextBillion, Oxfam continues to bash private sector approaches to development: As I read this report, the private sector is seen as the enemy at worst and a wild…

Christine Bowers |

Planting a tree is a beautiful, simple gesture. I was moved watching the Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai plant a tree with Kathy Sierra, World Bank Vice President and Head of the…

Lucie Giraud |

Have a good idea for a development project? Need $50,000 to $200,000 in funding?

Christine Bowers |

IFC leadership is increasingly emphasizing job creation as a goal for our work. An excellent article in yesterday's FT should light a fire at our feet, as it demonstrates the time pressures…

Christine Bowers |