Oleh Havrylyshyn, former deputy minister of finance of Ukraine, looks back at the transition experience of post-communist countries from centrally planned to the market economy. The author…

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Privatizing your largest bank to foreigners certainly invites scrutiny if not criticism especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. A recent study asseses the sale of government-owned Uganda Commercial Bank…

The 1997 OECD anti-bribery convention, which follows in the footsteps of the 1977 U.S.

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Two days before December 1, the World Bank observes the World Aids Day – this year Magic Johnson will give the keynote address. 

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All of the PSD Blog authors are members of the World Bank Group. Their posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the World Bank Group, its Board of Directors or…

Seeking a causal link between health and development, a new paper compares literacy and primary school completion rates for those born before and after the nationwide malaria eradication program…

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With the countdown half-way through, the data on the Millennium Development Goals are finally available via interactive maps. The timeline feature (step 3 on the map) tracks progress on any of the…

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Until recently, the mountains of Aceh were known for rebel activity and were basically off-limits. Even without gunfire, I didn’t have much interest in having anything to do with mountains other…

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Norway, the world's third largest oil exporter, passively invests a large portion of proceeds into a national pension fund.  "The future-generations fund, " which is now worth $300…

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Business News Americas, a subscription-based news service, reports that the launch of Banco del Su

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