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 |

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 |

Reducing risk is the only way for community joint-ventures to get serious with commercial banks. Without commercial finance, this niche tourism sector might never deliver on its potential. Photo:…

Hermione Nevill |

​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 SAFE Trust Fund application (Word document) is now open until 27 February 2015.  What is SAFE?   SAFE means Strengthening Accountability and the Fiduciary Environment. It is a Trust Fund group…

Soukeyna Kane |

Jean-Marie Gaborit has been operating his beautiful wetland lodge in the Delta de Saloum in Senegal for 12 years, but he says things have never been so quiet. The European winter months are…

Hermione Nevill |

The poor need to be empowered, and solutions have to be designed by them. Community organization, a difficult yet key element to successful slum upgrading, is often successfully carried out.

Chris Pablo |