Last week, I discussed the two very different South Asias and the need for regional cooperation to bring the lagging regions up to the standards of thriving regions. However, increased market…

Ejaz Ghani |

Can development workers win wars?
Is transport infrastructure the most important aspect of urban evolution? The Treasury's courtship of the blogosphere.

Brian Hoyt |

An article in Foreign Policy last month asks us to rethink the brain drain. Authors Michael Clemens and David McKenzie (the latter an employee of the World Bank) argue that the movement of skilled…

Ryan Hahn |

The idea of industrial policy has been seeing a bit of a resurgence since the financial crisis. It's good to be reminded of the reality of what these policies end up looking like in practice…

Ryan Hahn |

A new paper argues that permanent blocks by WTO members on internet services like search engines, photo sharing, etc. run afoul of the General Agreement on Trade in Services. The International…

Ryan Hahn |

Columbia University's Geoffrey Heal asks, "can renewable energy save the world?". The answer is dependent on infrastructure and technology, rather than cost:

Brian Hoyt |

Not too long ago, Bill Easterly and Justin Lin squared off at an event at the World Bank over the wisdom of industrial policy in developing countries. While I am sympathetic to Bill's…

Ryan Hahn |

   The World Bank's Doing Business blog has migrated to the PSD blogoshere. Dahlia Khalifa, senior member of the Doing Business team explains the transition:

Brian Hoyt |

The financial crisis and subsequent credit crunch has greatly reduced the options available to governments regarding PPPs. The reason is very simple: There is no longer enough money available for…

Filip Drapak |