يشعر المحللون بالحيرة منذ بعض الوقت لانخفاض معدلات مشاركة المرأة في العمل في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، فهي أدنى من أي منطقة أخرى من مناطق العالم.وقد تحدد عدد الأسباب المتعارضة التي تتراوح…

ماتيو جروه |

        The low participation rates of women in the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa, lower than any other region in the world, has puzzled analysts for some time. A number of…

Matthew Groh |

This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the UN Climate Change Conference, as ministers…

Rachel Kyte |

Almost two weeks ago, when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, the importance of sustainable transport--which is the field I work in--really came home to me.  I was in New…

Virginia Tanase |

In honor of Labor Day here in the US, I want to talk about a recent nutrition paper by Emla Fitzsimons, Bansi Malde, Alice Mesnard and Marcos Vera-Hernandez.   This paper, “Household Responses to…

Markus Goldstein |

In a recent post, I described a randomized experiment in Jordan that I (along with Matt Groh, Nandini Krishnan and Tara Vishwanath) have been working on.

David McKenzie |

The previous post in this blog discussed the positive dynamic effects of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in Mexico and Nicaragua – in particular on asset accumulation and the incidence of…

Berk Özler |

I’ve been working for the last couple of years with Tara Vishwanath, Nandini Krishnan and Matt Groh on a pilot program in Jordan which aims to get young women just graduating from community…

David McKenzie |

يبحث الأردن عن سبل التحول إلى الاقتصاد منخفض الانبعاثات الكربونية. وقد سلك مؤخرا نهجا جديدا نحو تحديد الاستراتيجيات المناسبة لظروفه الفريدة. وقد عُقدت مشاورات واسعة مع جميع الأطراف المعنية على…

ليا سيغهارت |

Jordan has been looking for ways to transition to a low carbon economy. It recently took a novel approach toward identifying strategies relevant to its unique circumstances. To determine what…

Lia Sieghart |