I gave one of the keynotes (based on joint work with Markus Goldstein) at the recent ICASA 2008 in Dakar, Senegal on the title of this post. The fight against AIDS involves allocating scarce…

Shanta Devarajan |

Pictures with my students in the spring of 1986. The lives of college students in China have since changed tremendously. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launching of China's…

David Dollar |

At a recent AERC research workshop in Nairobi, I made a comment about African governments’ not spending enough money on public goods, and spending too much on private goods such as fertilizers. …

Shanta Devarajan |

In the last decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are probably the key social policy innovation around the world and in the East Asia and Pacific region. The targeted programs offer…

Ariel Fiszbein |

I had to read the article twice before I could believe it, but it seems to be the case in Tanzania (Hat tip: University World News). From The Citizen:

Ryan Hahn |

CGAP has revamped its blog, so get your microfinance fix on over at the CGAP Microfinance Blog! Kate McKee asks whether the big will get bigger and Paulina Ibarra discusses the results of CGAP…

Ryan Hahn |

In debates over globalization, much attention is given to so-called 'North-South' relationships. Often, data on 'South-South' exchanges it too limited to say much. A new paper…

Ryan Hahn |

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 |