The evidence on the effectiveness of business training is, at best, mixed (for an example, see my previous post on David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff's artful review).   As David and Chris…

Markus Goldstein |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

تروي صاحبة فندق بإحدى المدن الكبرى  في المنطقة، طلبت ألا يُنشر اسمها، حكاية كان ينبغي أن تنتهي نهاية سعيدة. كان العمل بفندقها الذي يضم 40 غرفة يسير على ما يرام. وكان قد اكتسب سمعة حسنة لجودة…

مارك شيفباور |

“It is not data [that] makes you powerful; it is how you use it. That is exactly what our government has set out to do…data empowers not only the holder of it, but also the people who receive it…

Saki Kumagai, Oleg Petrov, Roger Burks |

Savez-vous que selon le nouvel indicateur « Protection des femmes face à la violence » du rapport Les Femmes, l’Entreprise et le Droit 2014, 25% des 143 économies analysées n’ont aucune…

Garam Dexter |

هل تعلم أنّ 25% من البلدان التي يشملها المؤشر التجريبي عن حماية المرأة من العنف في مشروع  المرأة، القانون و ممارسة أنشطة الأعمال لديها قوانين مكافحة العنف الأسري؟ إن بيانات و تقرير مشروع المرأة،…

غرام القسطلاني ديكستر |

[[tweetable]]More than 60 governments have committed to the Open Government Partnership (OGP)[[/tweetable]], making their government data available to enable public scrutiny and citizen monitoring…

Benjamin Herzberg, Kerina Wang |

We’d like to hear your ideas of how Open Data could be used to help eradicate poverty and improve public services in rural India.  We are launching a co-creation and crowdsourcing effort on “Open…

Oleg Petrov |

As noted in a blog post earlier this year, the World Bank Group is pursuing a Competitive Cities Knowledge Base (CCKB) project, looking at how metropolitan economies can create jobs and ensure…

Z. Joe Kulenovic |