Editor's Note: This blog draws on the forthcoming article “New Trade Regionalism in Asia: Looking Past the Sino-American Great Game, " written by Swarnim Wagle, to be published in the …

Swarnim Wagle, Miles McKenna |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

One of the winning 'startup' teams at Pivot East2013 (Credit: PivotEast) Innovation competitions of all sorts have become prevalent throughout Africa, from hackathons to ideation…

Nicolas Friederici |

Gary Lineker, the British footballer, is not only known for his talent on the pitch, but also for this memorable quote: “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the…

Wolfgang Fengler |

Business reforms can spur economic dynamism in the East African Community East Africa is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and its unique concentration of wild animals. Could it also become…

Nina Paustian |

Ninety minutes after leaving Nairobi, UN flight 13W banks sharply over the Somali coastline in a series of steep turns that line it up for final approach into Mogadishu airport. The sharp turns…

Phil Hay |

At the end of 2012, infoDev released a study, conducted by iHub Research and Research Solutions Africa, looking at how mobile phones are being used by those at the economic base of the pyramid in…

Tim Kelly, Tonny Omwansa |

        The end of 2011 was undeniably a momentous time across the Arab World with uprisings first emerging in Tunisia and Egypt and then spreading to Libya, Yemen, and Syria. Expectations of 2012…

Ask most people to name the most effective means of raising incomes of people in poor countries, and what would they say? Microfinance? Perhaps not after the recent experimental assessments.…

David McKenzie |

In recent weeks, several articles have appeared in the main U.S. newspapers– including the Washington Post and the New York Times – discussing the potential benefits and pitfalls of the Los…

Emiliana Vegas |