If you would like to showcase and share your views on Climate Change in Asia, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is hosting a video contest judged by a number of award winning directors and critics…

Joe Qian |

UPDATE: Watch an interview on the report I gave to CNBC Today the World Bank launched its first “Kenya Economic Update” and we want to use this opportunity to launch the  blog “Kenya Can … End…

Wolfgang Fengler |

Nouriel Roubini thinks that gold is overvalued:

Brian Hoyt |

Forget the Homo Sapiens and the Homo Economicus. The guy who traces our destiny is the Homo Ludens, the man who plays. Johan Huizinga, a professor of history and linguistics, in his 1938 book,…

Eliana Cardoso |

Much has been said about Sri Lanka’s uniqueness among developing countries; no one can deny that the oldest population pyramid outside of wealthy countries. The demographic transition implies an…

Susrutha Goonasekera |

Some recipients of a scholarship given to young girls in Cambodia at the end of primary school. The program has had a significant effect on girls’ secondary enrollment. (photo by Deon Filmer)…

Emmanuel Jimenez |

Large-scale public services and expenditure, especially those specifically designed for the poor, are vulnerable to leakages. Whether it is access to quality health care or education, clean water…

Parmesh Shah |

Start counting the poor in India and you are bound to get into controversy. In “A Comparative Perspective on Poverty Reduction in Brazil, China and India, ” Martin Ravallion (October 2009)…

Eliana Cardoso |

There is considerable evidence that Africa is the continent that will be hit the first, most and worst by climate change.  Agricultural productivity,  already among the world’s lowest, could in…

Shanta Devarajan |

Goldman Sachs thinks that US unemployment will peak in 2011. Yikes. Plus, a power point presentation of Goldman's Compensation Practices. Take a look and see if you're convinced.…

Brian Hoyt |