So says the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, which just released a note based on new data on private infrastructure projects in developing countries: From Aug to Nov 2008, 31 PPI […

Ryan Hahn |

Avid users of instant messaging, beware! Your habit is about to become very expensive. Well, at least if you live in Russia. Apparently, the Russian patent agency has awarded a patent on the…

Ryan Hahn |

The international community has endorsed the Millenium Development Goal of reducing the poverty rate in the developing world by 50% over the 25 years, 1990-2015.  While the target is arbitrary, it…

David Dollar |

I've just run across a spate of items on the development of ICT in Africa; although it could just be coincidence, I suspect there's been a growing interest in this topic in the…

Ryan Hahn |

Michael Prather, a researcher at University of California, Irvine, warns that flat-screen televisions may be a dire threat to the climate. According to an article in the Guardian: Manufacturers…

Ryan Hahn |

There's been much talk in recent months about the revision of the International Comparison Program and the PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) figures derived from it.

Claudia Gabarain |

The importance of cell phones for isolated communities and different applications of mobile technology have been the subjects of much debate.

Alan Pereira |

"Wal-Mart deserves the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. And the Vatican may want to beatify the world's largest retailer." That's how a Canadian journalist leads his article in…

Alan Pereira |