If you live in a country where electricity never or rarely goes out, you are lucky. In my country, Nepal, we are pleased when we get uninterrupted electricity for even eight hours a day. Like…

Ravi Kumar |

Total factor productivity (TFP) is considered a measure of the current level of technology. Hugo Hopenhayn (Professor of Economics, UCLA) explains how recent studies show the relationship between…

Hugo Hopenhayn, Jobs Group |

سيتوجه التونسيون يوم الأحد إلى التصويت للمرة الثالثة هذا العام. تم إجراء الاقتراع الأول لاختيار أعضاء البرلمان يوم 26 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول وقد أسفر عن فوز حزب نداء تونس ذي التوجهات العلمانية بأغلبية…

كريستين بتري |

Ce dimanche, les Tunisiens se rendront aux urnes pour la troisième fois de l’année. La première fois, lors des élections parlementaires du 26 octobre, premier scrutin libre et régulier depuis l’…

Christine Petré |

This Sunday, Tunisians will go vote for the third time this year. The first vote, the Parliamentary election on October 26, saw the secular-leaning political party Nidaa Tounes gain the majority…

Christine Petré |

Source: Branko Milanovic If you thought the wealth gap was vast between the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the oppressed Bob Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol, ” then lend a Christmastime thought for the…

Christopher Colford |

In my last blog post, I showed that while governments are increasingly using the technology to demonstrate that services are improving, their efforts risk being undermined by “gaming” – in other…

Willy McCourt |

Governments are under pressure to show their ever more educated and informed citizens that schools, hospitals and other public services are getting better. Traditionally, they have done that by…

Willy McCourt |

The private sector has long been a major player in infrastructure projects around the globe. Its contribution is important on many levels: besides making financial, technical and managerial…

David Lawrence |

Photo: John Isaac / World Bank Though the Indian government has steadily increased funding for its health sector, per capita allocation is still low; reform is thus critical to effectively utilize…

Shanker Lal |