"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Luxshmanan Nadaraja / World Bank Sri Lankan youth is a mass of untapped potential. With 12.7% of the country’s labour force comprised of youth, the importance of skilled and educated youth is…

Russel Valentine |

In the days following the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the World Bank disaster risk management (DRM) community worked to assess the damage, and support the Haitian government plan and…

Marc Forni |

Qu’est-ce qu’un homme politique intelligent ? Jeffrey Frankel a son idée. Son récent billet est consacré aux subventions et au piège qu’elles constituent. Tout d’abord, un homme politique…

Heba Elgazzar |

ما الذي يصنع سياسيا ذكيا؟ جيفري فرانكل لديه فكرة. تتناول مدونته الأخيرة ما يشكله الدعم الشامل من جاذبية ومن خداع. فهم يعلمون على سبيل المثال أنه ينبغي وضع نهاية للسياسات غير الرشيدة إن عاجلا أو…

هبة الجزار |

What makes smart politicians?  Jeffrey Frankel has an idea.   His recent blog examines the allure, and trap, of universal subsidies.   For one thing, they know that pulling the plug on bad…

Heba Elgazzar |

Nearly a quarter of the world’s population today is made up of young people between the ages of 10-24 years. How can young people more effectively voice their opinions and ensure they are heard?  …

Tashiya de Mel |

The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in recognition of the contributions this group of countries has made to the world, and to…

Ivan Rossignol |

Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are becoming more of a priority for policymakers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Seen as the driving force of many MENA economies, they help…

Rachel Lipson |

Les décideurs politiques de la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord se soucient aujourd’hui davantage des petites et moyennes entreprises. Les PME sont en effet perçues comme un puissant…

Rachel Lipson |