También disponible en español Since the Great Recession of 2008, there has been a widespread sense of malaise among the American middle class. Their incomes are close to stagnant, employment has…

Francisco Ferreira |

版本: English 作为拥有成百上千万个家庭和企事业单位使用和依赖能源的国家,如何满足能源供应肯定是中国要面对的巨大挑战。问题是中国如何能找到一种可持续的方式来满足市场对能源的需求?答案在于…… 人们自然会想到一个流行词,那就是“可再生能源”。中国当然愿意顺应这一历史发展趋势在实现经济转型的同时保证能源供应和能源安全。中国的可再生能源近些年一直在快车道上高速发展,2011年,…

Yanqin Song |

Read this post in Español, Français, عربي, 中文UNITED NATIONS | It has been a week of inspiring ideas and action plans at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. I met with a number of…

Jim Yong Kim |

A recent poll from Gallup (Summer 2012) entitled “After the Arab Uprisings: Women on Rights, Religion, and Rebuilding" makes for interesting reading and provides surprising results. While…

Omer Karasapan |

When I heard that Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank’s new president, was to meet staff in the energy department where I work on his first day at work July 2, it occurred to me that a good way to…

Christopher Neal |

Among all the noise and commitments (or lack of) coming out of Rio, an announcement by the Government of Norway, in partnership with Ethiopia, Kenya and Liberia, is worth highlighting. As part of…

Oliver Knight |

My previous blog discussed the causes of the “botagas crisis” in Egypt. I argued that the root cause has been an indiscriminate subsidization of fuel consumption through below-cost pricing. This…

Vladislav Vucetic |

في مراكش، تجمع أكثر من 280 شخص من وزراء وحكومات ومختصين لمناقشة سياسات البنية التحتية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا ودور القطاع الخاص، ولكن ما الدافع؟ (بالتأكيد طبعا ليس انعقاد المؤتمر في مراكش…

ريمون بوردو |

Why 13 governments, 10 ministers and 270 people decided to gather for policy discussions on infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the role of the private sector. (And no,…

Raymond Bourdeaux |

Lillie Paquette était à l’écoute bien avant que quiconque ne s’intéresse au problème. Son premier film, récemment présenté à la Banque mondiale, relate le prologue de la révolution égyptienne.…

Will Stebbins |