The low participation rates of women in the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa, lower than any other region in the world, has puzzled analysts for some time. A number of…

Matthew Groh |

        Did you ever want to know more about banking regulation and supervision in Middle East and North Africa? It has been possible, for some time now, to get a good sense of MENA's banking…

Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou |

        The political transition in Egypt has gone through many phases, but the ability to deliver on the demand for bread, dignity, opportunity and social justice that epitomized the 2011…

Lire Ersado |

This is another (and probably the last) in our series of posts by PhD students on the job market – and one that is very close to home for those of us working in DC!
 

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Hot on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha lashed the shores of the Philippines earlier this month, leaving 900 dead and 80, 000 homeless. Extreme weather is becoming the norm. The World…

Mabruk Kabir |

        Although regional economic activity is expected to accelerate in 2012, growth is expected to retreat slightly in 2013. The single biggest risk to this forecast is prolonged political and…

Elena Ianchovichina |

        After several months of planning and consultations with our partners, which started in May 2011, the Egypt Development Marketplace (DM) was launched on November 8, 2012. As part of the…

Ehaab Abdou |

COP President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah gavels through the decision text. Photo courtesy IISD The UN climate conference in Doha this past week kept the fight to combat global warming alive –…

Rachel Kyte |

It was a 4:30am wake-up call on a cold morning in Delhi for my flight to Lucknow. I stepped into the shower… only to find cold water. Not the best start of a day I have had! When I got back from…

Onno Ruhl |

Let's think together: Every week the World Bank team in Tanzania wants to stimulate your thinking by sharing data from recent official surveys in Tanzania and ask you a couple of questions.…

Jacques Morisset, Waly Wane |