LONDON -- I'm just back from the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, and under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, we focused on some critical but often overlooked elements on how the…

Jim Yong Kim |

"No single national score can accurately reflect contrasts in the types of corruption found in a country." Michael Johnston, 2001 Corruption comes in various forms - administrative…

Gregory Kisunko, Steve Knack |

image Wikimedia Commons You might have missed it over the winter, but Russia achieved an important public health milestone that deserves applause: It enacted a national law that bans smoking in…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Cities have always been the driving forces of world civilizations. What Niniveh was to the Assyrian civilization, Babylon was to the Babylonian civilization.  When Peter the Great, third in the…

Souleymane Coulibaly |

Spare a thought for the economist. While in the past, people might have resorted to reading tea leaves to figure out what their future has in store for them, these days, at least on economic…

Kaspar Richter |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |