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 |

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 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 |

Mobile banking – everyone is talking about it, but how can we separate hype from reality? I've invited Janine Firpo, President of Sevak Solutions, to help us make sense of this potentially…

Ryan Hahn |

While the financial and economic crisis has prompted much soul searching on the appropriate government and business boundaries and the right balance of regulation, it will be interesting to see…

Michael Jarvis |

There's been quite a lot of attention in the media recently about the role of Web 2.0 in disaster management.

Giulio Quaggiotto |

While new Web 2.0 technologies carry some promise in furthering the development agenda, photographer Filippo Minelli graphically reminds us of the limits of what these things can achieve. From…

Ryan Hahn |

A question for the economists out there - what gifts will turn out to be this holiday's most popular inferior good? It looks like the virtual goods industry (now worth an estimated $1.5…

Ryan Hahn |

Erik Hersman at the White African blog reports on a conference on social media currently being run by Plan International, an NGO that supports children in developing countries. Hersman explains…

Ryan Hahn |