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 |

Ten years after the Asian Financial Crisis, Indonesia has re-emerged as a growing and confident middle-income country with increasing regional and global standing.

Joachim von Amsberg |

First the good news. The Indian government has agreed to sell the originally-agreed 400, 000 tons of non-basmati rice to the Government of Bangladesh at a price of $430 per ton. On March 30th, the…

Shanta Devarajan |

Four hundred million people--if it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world--rely on the Ganges River and its tributaries for their livelihood.    Six thousand rivers provide a…

Praful Patel |