After a brief hiatus, the office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group was reunited last week with DEC, the well-known Research Department of the World Bank. This led me to reflect on a…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

Bhutan's newly elected council members with World Bank staff.  Members of parliament are valuable partners for the World Bank. They enact laws, shape and review development policies, and hold…

Yoichiro Ishihara, Tenzin Lhaden |

Dev Nathan, guest blogger, is Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi   Nebiba Mohammed, 28, works at the Shints textile factory plants, 45 minutes outside of the Addis Ababa…

Dev Nathan |

Esto es para alguien que nunca no se ha sentido frustrado con los números, incluyéndome a mí.   Poco antes de entrar a la universidad, mis padres me preguntaron qué quería estudiar. Les respondí…

Pabsy Pabalan |

إلى كل من أصيب بالإحباط بسبب الأرقام- وأنا من بينهم.   أتذكر قبل الالتحاق بالجامعة مباشرة عندما سألني والداي ما هي الدرجة العلمية التي أريد أن أسعى للحصول عليها. حينها أجبت بغموض "أي شيء إلا…

Pabsy Pabalan |

This is for anyone who ever found themselves frustrated by numbers -- myself included.   Right before college, I remember my parents asking me what degree I wanted to pursue. Vaguely, I answered “…

Pabsy Pabalan |

本篇博文献给那些曾经因数字而沮丧之人,其中包括我自己。 记得高考前夕,父母问我打算修学哪门专业。我模棱两可地答道“除数学外,哪门都行。”即便是在读研期间,我也故意选修了数学内容较少的课程。具有讽刺意味的是,我目前就职于世界银行集团,而数字是其核心语言。不过,也有好的方面,那就是数字可以令人着迷,能洞悉世事,甚至也很好玩儿,无论对诸如我这样的新手,还是对其它所有人而言都是如此。 “…

Pabsy Pabalan |

Ariel Rubinstein sat down for a video interview with me last week following a DEC lecture. A professor at Tel Aviv University as well as NYU, Rubinstein is an eminent game theorist and expert on…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |

June 1 was Justin’s last day as World Bank Chief Economist and I wanted to share comments from several leading development thinkers and economists (including past Chief Economists) who knew him…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |

When launching ‘Let’s Talk Development, ’ we thought we would create a platform for encouraging open debate and exchanging serious ideas about economic development and poverty reduction.  Looking…

Justin Yifu Lin |