In my last post, I discussed how emerging Asia is getting hit by the financial storm and the early signs of stress in the financial systems across the region. The intensity of this storm appears…

James Seward |

In the last decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are probably the key social policy innovation around the world and in the East Asia and Pacific region. The targeted programs offer…

Ariel Fiszbein |

The forum works through eight working groups that meet regularly to discuss issues such as tax and law, export, and tourism.

Stéphane Guimbert |

For about a week, I've been reminded of today's 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day by a giant red ribbon hanging on the World Bank's main building here in Washington, DC. A few…

James I Davison |

Image credit: downingstreet at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

James Seward |

More than 1,600 children from around the world participated in a photography project, designed in part to educate children about traffic safety.

James I Davison |

A rice seller in one of Cambodia's markets. The price of rice, a staple food for Cambodians,  has doubled between July 2007 and July 2008. Last week, I attended a very interesting seminar by…

Stéphane Guimbert |

Most of us in the development community are aware that proper water and sanitation services are crucial for life and health. Proper sanitation especially can decrease the instances and spread of…

Jaehyang So |