World Bank data show a strong correlation between measures of entrepreneurship and income. But how does this relationship come about, and what drives what? Abhijit Banerjee, of Poverty Action Lab…

Ryan Hahn |

This past October I participated in a 2-day Mobile Money Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Why Papua New Guinea? There is growing interest among telecom companies and banks there in mobile…

Janine Firpo |

I finally found the time to pick up a copy of Economic Gangsters and find out exactly how coauthors Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel propose to defeat witchcraft. (See my earlier post on Fisman…

Ryan Hahn |

The direct financial effects of the global financial crisis have so far been limited due to Zambia’s reliance in domestic funding and limited exposure to external credit lines. However, the…

Julio Revilla |

One thing villages in Pacific Island countries can do is to organize the farmers to cultivate the land of participating farmers collectively,  increasing manpower and thus improving productivity.…

Evelyn Ng |

Writing in the Ethical Corporation newsletter, Rajesh Chhabara recently opined on the near-term prospects for microfinance in Asia. Their take? Things are just hunky-dory:

Ryan Hahn |

The hall was large and chilly. But it was also full. Nearly 80 people had come to listen to a presentation on Mongolia’s ratings in the 2009 Doing Business survey. I was happy to see a healthy mix…

David Lawrence |

The main impact of the global financial crisis on the DRC economy is the slowdown in overall economic growth, which is projected to be 6 percent in 2009. With the crisis going on, the situation is…

Emilie Mushobekwa |

The physical reconstruction of Aceh is amazing, but more importantly, livelihoods have been restored.

Mohamad Al-Arief |

The PSD blog will go on a short break for the holidays, but we'll be back next Monday. Expect a report from Mongolia, where our intrepid blogger Dave Lawrence recently survived -37 degree…

Ryan Hahn |