Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and…

Priti Kumar, Abhishek Gupta |

  Blog #1: Five key drivers of reducing poverty in India India is uniquely placed to drive global poverty reduction. The country is home to the largest number of poor people in the world, as well…

Onno Ruhl, Ana Revenga |

“Smart city” has become a buzzword in India ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined his vision for creating a series (a hundred, to be exact) of them. Since then, there have been many…

Jon Kher Kaw |

الأرقام مذهلة: فقرابة ثلث سكان الجزائر والمغرب تقل أعمارهم عن 15 عاما، وتليهما مباشرة تونس. وهذه الطفرة الكبيرة في أعداد الشباب تضع ضغوطا هائلة على النُظُم التعليمية في بلدان المغرب العربي.

أدريانا جاراميلو |

The numbers are staggering. Almost one third of the populations of Algeria and Morocco are under the age of 15, with Tunisia following close behind. This ‘youth bulge’ is placing immense pressure…

Adriana Jaramillo |

Les chiffres sont stupéfiants. En Algérie et au Maroc, près d’un tiers de la population a moins de 15 ans, et la Tunisie n’est pas loin derrière. Cette croissance exponentielle de la population…

Adriana Jaramillo |

Historically, cities and civilizations have flourished along water bodies, which not only served as important transportation corridors to spur economic activity and trade, but also as prominent…

Parul Agarwala |

On Nov. 7, 2012, a motorboat carrying 110 illegal immigrants heading for Malaysia capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s southeastern border with Myanmar. This tragedy came less than…

Zahid Hussain |

Introduction by Kalpana Kochhar, chief economist of the South Asia Region This summer, I wrote about keeping India’s promise alive and realizing its great potential. As I said then, energy reforms…

Ashish Khanna, Jyoti Shukla |

When thinking about development, I always look for opportunities for cross learning between regions. Having lived in and traveled extensively in East Asia and having worked in the South Asia…

Joe Qian |