The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

Imagine record commitments in transport that are 26% higher than the next best year since the inception of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database in 1990. That’s exactly what…

Henry Kasper |

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 |

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 |

  Participación privada en proyectos de infraestructura. Los compromisos de inversión en proyectos de infraestructura con participación privada bajaron un 24 % en 2013 con respecto al año anterior…

Clive Harris |

​Can Ethiopia and Mozambique learn a lesson from Brazil on harnessing forests sustainably for economic growth?   Thanks to a recent knowledge exchange program, yes!   As we can all imagine,  …

André Rodrigues de Aquino |

The Latin America and the Caribbean region is crying out for infrastructure improvements. An investment estimated at 5 percent of the region’s GDP — or US$250 billion per year — is required to…

David Bloomgarden |