Some recipients of a scholarship given to young girls in Cambodia at the end of primary school. The program has had a significant effect on girls’ secondary enrollment. (photo by Deon Filmer)…

Emmanuel Jimenez |

In the film, Venus, an old and frail Peter O’Toole discovers the Greek goddess in the guise of his best friend’s niece. The ironic and good humored story explores the theme of the games played in…

Eliana Cardoso |

The “Ladies Specials” are women-only commuter train recently launched in four Indian cities (New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta). While not a new practice, public transport exclusively for…

Darshana Patel |

It's been a very enriching experience to listen to the reactions of these 1200 or so college students.

Stéphane Guimbert |

This somewhat provocative question was the title of a conference hosted by Oxford and Standard Charter this week in London.  My answer was: "No, not tomorrow; but yes, eventually – especially…

David Dollar |

Royal oxen, cousins to the more common variety in the photo, offered their take on Cambodia's agricultural prospects. (Photo courtesy of dee under a Creative Commons license)

Stéphane Guimbert |

Declining revenue of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia shows even the informal sector isn't insulated. Growth forecasts in Cambodia are generating a fair bit of confusion. Many simply question…

Stéphane Guimbert |

Emerging from such a difficult history and sustaining double-digit growth continues to drive Cambodia quickly past many crossroads.

Stéphane Guimbert |

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 |

A rice seller in one of Cambodia's markets. The price of rice, a staple food for Cambodians,  has doubled between July 2007 and July 2008. Last week, I attended a very interesting seminar by…

Stéphane Guimbert |