University students at a laboratory. Photo: Nafise Motlaq / World Bank This week I was invited to speak at The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York to share my thoughts on how higher…

Harry A. Patrinos |

الكثير من المناقشات على مائدة العشاء والمناظرات الودية تجري في فراغ من البيانات: "المشكلة كبيرة.. كبيرة جدا!" إلى أي حد هي كبيرة بالضبط؟ أصدقاؤك على الأرجح ليست لديهم أدنى فكرة. إذ يقال…

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep |

Many dinner conversations and friendly debates proceed in a data vacuum: “The problem is big… very big!” How big exactly? Most likely your friend has no idea. It is often said that we live in a…

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep |

The CIF is a leader in driving global investments in CSP ​As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for…

Mafalda Duarte |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

​Many parts of the development community have long embraced the following narrative: When nations are young and poor, they are willing to sacrifice natural resources—dirtying their water and their…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |