I keep bumping into this series of photos of the world's most dangerous roads. And each time I'm amazed. For the sake of the 200, 000 residents of Yakutsk, Siberia, I hope the federal-…

Christine Bowers |

Today is World Aids Day. Is there anything new that can be said? I found the chapter on Aids in Bill Easterly's "White Man's Burden" insightful. He criticizes the aid industry…

Laurence Carter |

The debate/celebrity economist deathmatch between Jeff Sachs and Bill Easterly continues to sizzle. (Click here for an earlier round.) Speaking of Easterly, he's wrapping up an online debate…

Christine Bowers |

According to William Kramer at NextBillion, Oxfam continues to bash private sector approaches to development: As I read this report, the private sector is seen as the enemy at worst and a wild…

Christine Bowers |

Planting a tree is a beautiful, simple gesture. I was moved watching the Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai plant a tree with Kathy Sierra, World Bank Vice President and Head of the…

Lucie Giraud |

Everyday after work I swing by the gas station: one day the pump is broken, the next, no electricity, the third, gas is sold out. I imagine myself pushing a bone dry motorcycle home through the…

Alex Burger |

Pienso points us to Ayiti, a new serious game about a family of five struggling to survive in Haiti. Yet again, I find myself dying of cholera.

Christine Bowers |

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have sprouted like mushrooms after a rain. The trend seems likely to accelerate, as PPPs are advocated in areas as diverse as education, prisons and…

Christine Bowers |

Click over to NextBillion for the Zambia Journal. Like our own Alex Burger, FINCA's Brian McBrearity is supporting the development of small businesses in Africa.

Christine Bowers |

The impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed - the poorest countries and people will suffer earliest and most. And if and when the damages appear it will be too late to reverse the…

Richard Caines |