Winners of the Global Public Award given on December 14th 2009 in Copenhagen: Andreia Fanzeres and Cristiane Prizibisczki for “The Route of Smoke”. Photo courtesy: Earth Journalism Awards web site…

Kavita Watsa |

If you have had your fill of theories and promises about what the widespread diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) might mean for teaching and learning practices across an…

Michael Trucano |

Latin America and Caribbean: Remittances to Mexico declined 35.8% y-o-y in October. Year-to-date decline is 16.5%. Remittances to Colombia declined 19.5% y-o-y in October. Year-to-date decline is…

Ani Silwal |

With Ani According to the Banco de Mexico, remittance flows to Mexico declined 36% in October 2009 on a year on year basis, the largest fall ever recorded. A closer look at the data, however,…

Sanket Mohapatra |

Updates to monthly remittances data Remittances to Guatemala declined 10.9% y-o-y in October. Year-to-date decline is 9.9%. Remittances to El Salvador declined 7.1% y-o-y in October. Year-to-date…

Ani Silwal |

I am old enough to remember the days when Latin America was the land of inflation. Hyperinflation in Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina made the news in the 1980s and early 1990s. At that time, Asia…

Eliana Cardoso |

A quick check of the user logs for the World Bank's EduTech blog shows that postings on the use of mobile phones in education consistently draw the most readers.  While highlighting the new…

Michael Trucano |

I am very pleased to share with you that the infoDev Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Brazil last week was a great success.  There was over 1, 000 participants from around the…

With apologies in advance to initiatives in a handful of other countries considered world leaders in this area (including Costa Rica, Namibia, Thailand, Mexico and Brazil): Of all the programs in…

Michael Trucano |

Acabo de realizar una podcast entrevista con Ximena Gutiérrez (coordinadora del sitio web del Banco Mundial en español www.bancomundial.org) sobre cómo la…

Sonia Plaza |