As we head into Spring Meetings in Washington, Sierra Leone is very much in my thoughts, because it is a country that faces many serious challenges—especially those relating to the survival of…

Ritva Reinikka |

For decades, the leading causes of mortality have differed between low income countries and high income countries. Those who have worked their careers in health and development probably never…

Michael Engelgau |

Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank You might recall that the finance minister of Nepal announced in the annual budget in July 2009 that the government would issue a…

Dilip Ratha, Ani Silwal |