As I mentioned in my previous blog, a renewed focus on Anti Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) regulations in Australia, the UK, and in the USA are impacting…

Sonia Plaza |

Once again, we’re approaching the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. As they do every year at this time, Africa’s Ministers of Finance and Central Bank…

Ivan Rossignol |

Se ha hablado mucho sobre los disturbios por la falta de alimentos ocurridos en 2007 luego de las alzas en los precios mundiales de los alimentos. El interés generado por estos hechos está…

José Cuesta |

يدور الكثير من الحديث حول أعمال الشغب المتعلقة بالغذاء في أعقاب قفزات أسعار المواد الغذائية عام 2007. وفي ضوء ما أسفر عنه العديد من تلك الأعمال المتكررة من وفيات وإصابات، فإن هذا الاهتمام يُعد…

José Cuesta |

一直以来,人们围绕2007年国际粮食价格飙升引发的“粮食暴动”进行了大量讨论。鉴于许多暴动事件导致了大量人员伤亡,这一关注完全合情合理。如果全世界粮食价格继续居高不下且变化无常,我们很有可能在可以预见的未来遭遇更多的粮食暴动。在不可预测的天气事件不断增加、引发恐慌的贸易干预措施成为面临诸多棘手问题和压力的政府相对容易采用的方案以及粮食相关人道主义灾难继续发生等情况下,…

何塞•库艾斯塔 |

There’s been a lot of talk about food riots in the wake of the international food price hikes in 2007. Given the deaths and injuries caused by many of these episodes, this attention is fully…

José Cuesta |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

Piensa un momento en las mujeres que te inspiran. Haz una lista. ¿Quiénes son las 8 mujeres más importantes? ¿Incluirías una trabajadora de la construcción de Jamaica? ¿Qué tal si agregas a una…

Pabsy Pabalan, Mehreen Arshad Sheikh |

On gender equality – it is no secret that the Pacific Islands is lagging. The region is home to some of the world’s highest domestic violence rates. Economic empowerment of women in many countries…

Alison Ofotalau |