Villoresi irrigation canal in Italy Credit: Nico Saporiti The intake of the Villoresi irrigation canal is a monumental structure of classical beauty: it tames the blue waters of the River Ticino,…

Nico Saporiti |

Light Rail Transit in Manila, the Philippines Credit: Ingmar Zahorsky/Flickr The Philippines has one of the best performing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs in Asia. According to the…

Jesse Ang |

Les services financiers doivent être adaptés aux besoins des femmes, pour leur fournir des cartes d’identité valides, leur permettre d’ouvrir leur propre compte en banque ou pour améliorer leur…

Gloria M. Grandolini |

Strong trade connectivity can help disaster response and recovery by ensuring that humanitarian relief goods and services get to where they are needed when disaster strikes.  Trade policy measures…

Selina Jackson, Michael Roberts |

The role of policies that ensure and promote competition in the marketplace have moved to the forefront of economics and the development agenda. The Australian G20 presidency highlighted…

Anabel Gonzalez, Martha Martinez Licetti, Tanja Goodwin |

Il y a mille ans, le célèbre mathématicien et homme de science arabe Al-Hazen quittait Bassora pour le Caire afin d’y occuper un nouveau poste près de l’Université Al-Azhar. A l’époque, le Moyen-…

Joulan Abdul Khalek |

منذ حوالي الألف عام إنتقل العالم العربي الشهير والمتخصص في الرياضيات إبن الهيثم من البصرة إلى القاهرة لتولي وظيفة جديدة في أحد الأحياء المجاورة لجامعة الأزهر. في ذلك الوقت، كانت المنطقة العربية…

جولان عبد الخالق |

One thousand years ago, the famous Arab scientist and mathematician Al-Hazen moved from Basra to Cairo to take up a new job in a neighborhood near Al-Azhar University. At the time, the Middle East…

Joulan Abdul Khalek |

The spectacular recovery of a long-missing painting by Pablo Picasso – a canvas that had been stolen more than a decade ago, in a daring museum theft in Paris – offers a vivid reminder of the…

Christopher Colford |

Earlier today, the World Bank released its annual Doing Business report, which tracks business regulation reforms and ranks emerging economies on the “ease of doing business.”

James I Davison |