Madagascar is big—it’s the fourth largest island in the world, more than twice as big as the United Kingdom. Madagascar’s size, its tropical climate, dense forests and steep hills, combined with a…

Charles Hurpy |

Look, right there, there it is: Impact! (I think ...) Last week saw a flurry of news reports in response to a single blog post about the well known One Laptop Per Child project. It's dead,…

Michael Trucano |

young men on the move in Bobo-Dioulasso A delegation of French businesses, together with some of their African partners, visited the World Bank last month to share lessons emerging from their…

Michael Trucano |

The United States has recently signed separate Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with El Salvador and Honduras to assist them in securitizing their future remittance receipts to raise financing…

Sanket Mohapatra |

Mobile Affordability Gap in Peru With the increase in geographic coverage and the adoption of prepaid phones, penetration in Latin America has increased dramatically. Wireless Intelligence…

Arturo Muente-Kunigami |

The Miami Herald reported today that the Obama administration has lifted restrictions on family visits and sending of remittances by Cuban immigrants living in the United States (more details from…

Sanket Mohapatra |