Today is World Aids Day. Is there anything new that can be said? I found the chapter on Aids in Bill Easterly's "White Man's Burden" insightful. He criticizes the aid industry...

Laurence Carter |

The debate/celebrity economist deathmatch between Jeff Sachs and Bill Easterly continues to sizzle. (Click here for an earlier round.) Speaking of Easterly, he's wrapping up an online debate...

Christine Bowers |

According to William Kramer at NextBillion, Oxfam continues to bash private sector approaches to development: As I read this report, the private sector is seen as the enemy at worst and a wild...

Christine Bowers |

Planting a tree is a beautiful, simple gesture. I was moved watching the Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai plant a tree with Kathy Sierra, World Bank Vice President and Head of the...

Lucie Giraud |

Have a good idea for a development project? Need $50,000 to $200,000 in funding?

Christine Bowers |

IFC leadership is increasingly emphasizing job creation as a goal for our work. An excellent article in yesterday's FT should light a fire at our feet, as it demonstrates the time pressures...

Christine Bowers |

I could really use a drink. Of water, I mean. I'm also starving, but given the choice, I'd rather take the water. I haven't had anything to eat or drink since about 5:00 AM, and 13...

David Lawrence |

It must be something in the water, but Britain’s political elite are falling over themselves to publicly commit to corporate social responsibility and an integrated vision of business in society....

Michael Jarvis |

The Center for Global Development has released a working paper that puts some numbers and momentum behind the G8's advanced market commitment idea for vaccines in developing countries....

Christine Bowers |

Indonesia has more than 300 languages spread over its 6, 000 inhabited islands. But incredibly, there is a single, national language: bahasa Indonesia, which literally means the language of...

David Lawrence |