With a monthly income varing from $63 and $700, many of them use "branded shampoos and detergents regularly, and they sometimes indulge in a bar of chocolate or bottle of perfume.  A good…

Chris Monasterski |

In 2003, the Brazilian government began to randomly audit municipalities regarding their use of federal funds and made the results public. A recent study compares municipalities audited before the…

Walking into the Bali Convention Center, you know that you have become a fixture in the world of international sustainable development when the UN security guard welcomes you with a broad smile…

Rachel Kyte |

Our own code-breakers in Bali, Lucie Giraud and Rachel Kyte, kindly agreed to keep us abreast of the developments on the ground throughout the second half of the United Nations Climate Change…

Chris Monasterski |

In a new study the Boston Consulting Group warns established industry leaders against the competition from emerging markets.

Chris Monasterski |

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.

Chris Monasterski |

Born out of a failed methane experiment comes a water-treatment system that uses 90 percent less energy than conventional sewage system and cost 50 percent less to operate. Dean Cameron – the…

Chris Monasterski |

The Center for Global Development – the publisher of the Commitment to Development Index (CDI), which ranks 21 richest countries on their policies' effect on poor countries - launched Global…

Chris Monasterski |

ICBC's $5.5 billion deal with South Africa's Standard Bank is China's biggest investment to date in any foreign market.  It adds to over nine-hundred Chinese companies already…

Chris Monasterski |

The authors of a new report at the International Food Policy Research Institute estimate that the world will reach the first MDG (halving the propor

Chris Monasterski |