The direct financial effects of the global financial crisis have so far been limited due to Zambia’s reliance in domestic funding and limited exposure to external credit lines. However, the…

Julio Revilla |

Writing in the Ethical Corporation newsletter, Rajesh Chhabara recently opined on the near-term prospects for microfinance in Asia. Their take? Things are just hunky-dory:

Ryan Hahn |

The main impact of the global financial crisis on the DRC economy is the slowdown in overall economic growth, which is projected to be 6 percent in 2009. With the crisis going on, the situation is…

Emilie Mushobekwa |

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 |

So says the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, which just released a note based on new data on private infrastructure projects in developing countries: From Aug to Nov 2008, 31 PPI […

Ryan Hahn |

Avid users of instant messaging, beware! Your habit is about to become very expensive. Well, at least if you live in Russia. Apparently, the Russian patent agency has awarded a patent on the…

Ryan Hahn |

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 |

In my last post, I discussed how emerging Asia is getting hit by the financial storm and the early signs of stress in the financial systems across the region. The intensity of this storm appears…

James Seward |

While the financial and economic crisis has prompted much soul searching on the appropriate government and business boundaries and the right balance of regulation, it will be interesting to see…

Michael Jarvis |

The UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) took place in Doha, Quatar from November 30th through December 2nd.

Sonia Plaza |