The ocean represents transport, food, culture and livelihoods for people of the Pacific. A few years ago in Papua New Guinea on a holiday I was lucky enough to spend a day with a fisherman who…

Aleta Moriarty |

Photo courtesy of Steve Burt through a Creative Commons license

David Lawrence |

As a junior member of the team who produced the forthcoming East Asia and Pacific companion to the World Development Report 2012 “Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific”, I was…

Katherine Patrick |

Daru Village Court in Papua New GuineaWhat accounts for whether hybrid courts stick as relevant and useful institutions, as opposed to withering as a ‘neither-nor’ – neither regarded as a familiar…

Peter Chapman |

It took 41 years for the fastest developing 20 countries in the 20th century to achieve basic transformations in the rule of law.  However, the World Development Report 2011 suggests that fragile…

Peter Chapman |

Photo courtesy of christahasenkopf.com I recently read a quote by Edward Glaeser, an urban economist, in the latest issue of IFC’s quarterly journal on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), which…

David Lawrence |