In some villages in Laos, a household of six people live on US$320 a year, living with whatever means their environment offers them.

Nanda Gasparini |

As I made my way down route 13 last week I wondered how many times I had been to Nam Theun 2 since my first visit in October 2006. I’m certainly not one of the people that go there the most, and…

Nanda Gasparini |

Kids in rural Laos are now exposed to a world their parents didn't imagine at their age. How does this change their expectations for the future?

Nanda Gasparini |

A few weeks ago I wrote that “many perceive NT2 to be a World Bank hydropower project. From my perspective, that’s inaccurate in every respect. More on that in a future posting.” Following intense…

William Rex |

First the good news. The Indian government has agreed to sell the originally-agreed 400, 000 tons of non-basmati rice to the Government of Bangladesh at a price of $430 per ton. On March 30th, the…

Shanta Devarajan |

Four hundred million people--if it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world--rely on the Ganges River and its tributaries for their livelihood.    Six thousand rivers provide a…

Praful Patel |