I am back to Same, Ecuador for the holidays. People here are busy getting ready to receive the tourists. Most will come after Christmas though, so things are still quiet. It's a good time to…

David Robalino |

También disponible en español y portugués Women and children first! Sound familiar? The gentlemanly rule of Titanic-fame seems to have expanded in our collective minds to all emergency situations…

Marie Chantal Messier |

With a double dip recession––after just two years of sluggish recovery––now taking hold across the Western Balkans it is time for policy makers to begin looking at ways the ongoing financial…

Željko Bogetic |

Hot on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha lashed the shores of the Philippines earlier this month, leaving 900 dead and 80, 000 homeless. Extreme weather is becoming the norm. The World…

Mabruk Kabir |

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 |

        Last Thursday I had dinner with my friend Youssef. He told me he was disappointed with the way things were turning out in his country. A young Tunisian educated at the Sorbonne, Youssef…

Antonio Nucifora |

Jeudi dernier, autour d’un dîner, mon ami Youssef me faisait part de sa déception devant la tournure des événements dans son pays. Après la révolution, ce jeune homme qui a fait ses études à la…

Antonio Nucifora |

“The World Bank is organizing an art show?” My neighbor seemed stunned. He has just got to know me, since I moved to India only in early September. To him I am the economist who moved to India…

Onno Ruhl |

Como si de un brote primaveral se tratara, miles de trabajadores latinoamericanos se están subiendo a sus bicicletas para ir a sus puestos de trabajo. Esta estampa, tradicionalmente asociada a…

Robert Valls, Carolina Marcela Crerar |