Source: UN On International Anti-corruption Day 2014, one of the issues we at the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative want to illustrate - is how recovering stolen assets helps fight corruption and…

Jean Pesme |

Last week, I had the honor of receiving one of the World Bank's FY15 Big Data Innovation Challenge awards for a proposal developed with a team of researchers from within and outside of the…

Victoria L. Lemieux |

On a Friday morning in December of 2011, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old street vendor, started his day to sell fruits and vegetables from his cart in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. But he didn’t have a…

Ravi Kumar |

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 |

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 |

Qu’est-ce qu’un homme politique intelligent ? Jeffrey Frankel a son idée. Son récent billet est consacré aux subventions et au piège qu’elles constituent. Tout d’abord, un homme politique…

Heba Elgazzar |

ما الذي يصنع سياسيا ذكيا؟ جيفري فرانكل لديه فكرة. تتناول مدونته الأخيرة ما يشكله الدعم الشامل من جاذبية ومن خداع. فهم يعلمون على سبيل المثال أنه ينبغي وضع نهاية للسياسات غير الرشيدة إن عاجلا أو…

هبة الجزار |

What makes smart politicians?  Jeffrey Frankel has an idea.   His recent blog examines the allure, and trap, of universal subsidies.   For one thing, they know that pulling the plug on bad…

Heba Elgazzar |

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing the statement, “It’s not the What; it’s the How.”  On the reform of energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa, for instance, the discussion is…

Shanta Devarajan |