When is the rigorous impact evaluation of development projects a luxury, and when is it a necessity? This is a question asked in a new paper examing the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), a high…

Michael Trucano |

The new buzz words in the World Bank are Open Data. Here, in our blog, we have been championing the cause of Open Data (see New Open Data Initiative Emphasizes Importance of Education Stats) and…

Nicole Goldstein |

More than 3 billion people in the world today don’t have access to savings accounts. Many of these 3 billion fall below the less-than-$2-per-day benchmark of the world’s poorest people. Why are…

Ignacio Mas |

A free and independent media plays an important role in monitoring public servants and holding them accountable for their actions.  In this way they promote transparency and accountability within…

Tanya Gupta |