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…

Islamic banking is centered on the concept of sharing risk and one of its major distinguishing features is a ban on interest payments and speculation.

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Paul Collier, the author of the "Bottom Billion," sums up both sides of the development spectrum:

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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…

David Lawrence |

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…

Chris Monasterski |

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

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While nearly 1 billion people still live on less than $1 a day, according to World Bank estimates the incidence of poverty shrunk from 29 percent of global population to 18 percent between 1990…

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