Kainvestor, a blogger who follows the Kenyan market, says it looks like East Africa is stepping back from regional financial integration:

Ryan Hahn |

What does it take to get the leasing sector off the ground?

David Lawrence |

The Economist reports this week on new research on the relationship between Health and Wealth. The long and the short of it is that improvements in health don't necessarily lead to higher…

Ryan Hahn |

CGAP ran a virtual conference last week on microfinance and the financial crisis. (See their website for details and an earlier post on the first round of emails from the conference.) There was a…

Ryan Hahn |

A press release just yesterday announced that the Slovak Republic graduated from borrower status with the World Bank. The announcement is a welcome bright note in this dark economic environment.…

Ryan Hahn |

Well, sort of. Bill Easterly reviews Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion in the most recent New York Review of Books. As Easterly points out, Lenin argued that the capitalist powers would…

Ryan Hahn |

Following the G20 summit this weekend, the leaders of the world's largest economies issued a statement explaining how they intend to remake the world's economic architecture. On the very…

Ryan Hahn |

I recently ventured that "real simple reporting" could be the killer app for development 2.0. At that time, I had project reporting to donors in mind. But what about corporate social…

Giulio Quaggiotto |

As I argued previously, microfinance will not escape the impact of the financial crisis. CGAP is staging a virtual conference over the next three days on precisely this topic. Here are some of the…

Ryan Hahn |

Just a few weeks ago, Argentina nationalized its private pension system. This kind of action is not without precedent - Argentina froze bank deposits in 2001. The result? According to a paper from…

Ryan Hahn |