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

Chris Monasterski |

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…

Former heads of state from Mexico, Peru, and Spain, along with international business leaders, will discuss the role that private sector plays in adding to the competitiveness of the region. The…

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What opportunities are opening up for the UN (and, one might add, the World Bank) in the web 2.0 era? What is the long tail of human rights? What is the potential of crowdsoucing for development…

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No, this has nothing to do with the subprime mortgage debacle. The global financial services firm decided to follow in the steps of other giants such as Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Deutsche Bank and…

Chris Monasterski |

Last year, the total number of mobile technology users was estimated at 2.7 billion, compared with only 1.1 billion of those with Internet access.

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New study confirms a previously little-known fact about working.

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"Everybody is dealing with a byproduct they don't want" says Arnold Klann, the CEO of BlueFire, a California company which uses acid to convert organic material into fuel. His firm…

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Charge 80% per year on a loan in the U.S. and you're called a usurer. Charge 80% per year on a loan in Latin America or Africa and you can be a poverty-alleviation charity. Dean Karlan,…

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Today's Wall Street Journal has a story of Pradip Kumar Sarmah, an entrepreneur, who created a credit program that helps some of India's eight million rickshaw drivers own their vehicles…

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