The physical reconstruction of Aceh is amazing, but more importantly, livelihoods have been restored.

Mohamad Al-Arief |

In my last post, I discussed how emerging Asia is getting hit by the financial storm and the early signs of stress in the financial systems across the region. The intensity of this storm appears…

James Seward |

In the last decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are probably the key social policy innovation around the world and in the East Asia and Pacific region. The targeted programs offer…

Ariel Fiszbein |

It’s now that time for me when you have to sit down and write goodbye and thank you emails, throw away all those trees you’ve cut over the years (that would be paper), wrap up work, pack up your…

Nanda Gasparini |

For about a week, I've been reminded of today's 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day by a giant red ribbon hanging on the World Bank's main building here in Washington, DC. A few…

James I Davison |

Image credit: simonpocock at Flickr under a Creative Commons license. If you want to know what movies are being shown on flights across the Pacific, ask me or my World Bank colleagues in the East…

Zoe Elena Trohanis |

Image credit: downingstreet at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

James Seward |

In some villages in Laos, a household of six people live on US$320 a year, living with whatever means their environment offers them.

Nanda Gasparini |