エチオピア:トマトを仕分けする農民。 写真撮影:Stephan Bachenheimer / 世界銀行 農業では、ときに予測が難しい局面がある。特に気候関連災害の影響を受けやすい地域の貧しい農民の場合、この傾向が高くなる。人口約10億人を抱えるサブサハラ・アフリカ[1] では、農業が今も雇用の約64%を占めている。その上、耕作地の95%以上は、灌漑設備の恩恵を受けることができず[2]、…

Keiko Saito, Felix Lung |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية Behavior change campaigns are all around us. They remind us to get our flu shots; warn us that food and drinks are not allowed when using public…

Anushka Thewarapperuma |

Growth picked up in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014, after moderating in 2013, but remained weaker than during the pre-crisis years. It softened around the turn of the year owing to headwinds from the…

Gerard Kambou |

China’s expanding presence in Sub-Saharan Africa has been a major catalyst for growth in the region. Contrary to widespread opinion, its engagement covers all aspects of development. Stronger…

Tehmina S. Khan |

Global commodity prices underwent an exceptionally strong and sustained boom beginning in 2000. Unlike a typical price cycle, this boom has been characterized as a “super cycle”, i.e., a demand-…

John Baffes |

Although China has experienced extraordinary economic growth and poverty reduction over the last few decades, growing inequality has become a key concern. Did economic reforms expand equality of…

Yan Sun, Shahe Emran |

Last month, the World Bank and IMF both put out predictions that, this year, India would overtake China in terms of GDP growth rate. This caused a flutter and was widely reported around the world…

Kaushik Basu |

自然災害の現場に最初に到着するのは、ほとんどの場合、被害を受けたコミュニティの人々である。しかし、災害からの復旧、復興のメカニズムはトップダウン型であることが多く、そのためのツールやプロセスも政府や機関によって構築されている。 防災グローバル・ファシリティ(GFDRR)が運営するグローバル・イニシアティブ であるコード・フォー・レジリエンス は、…

Keiko Saito |

In a new paper published in the World Bank Working Paper Series: “Debiasing on a Roll: Changing Gambling Behavior through Experiential Learning” (WPS #7195, February 2015), my co-authors and I…

Bilal Zia |

Love is supposed to be pure and unconditional. A recent study by Ginger Jin, Fali Huang and I suggests that love is complicated: the amount of love achieved may depend on whether you or your…

L.Colin Xu |