Poor regulation is the main factor limiting productivity and growth in economies all over the world, particularly in developing countries - this according to the latest research by the McKinsey…

Pablo H. |

On Monday it was the Guardian, today it is the Financial Times where Kurt Hoffman, president of the Shell Foundation, criticizes current development efforts towards Africa and suggests where…

Pablo H. |

The latest issue of Focus Magazine discusses the development challenges of fragile states.

Pablo H. |

The current issue of Forbes Magazine profiles 71-year old Paul Polak and his organization, International Development Enterprises (IDE). The idea behind IDE is that providing affordable and…

Pablo H. |

On June 1st the IFC announced a $40 million dollar loan to Scancom Limited to boost investment in Ghana’s mobile telecom sector. Such investments are among the most fruitful that institutions such…

Pablo H. |

The World Bank has launched a new online discussion on “How to Streamline Business Registration.” International public opinion, and research such as the World Bank’s Doing Business Project, have…

Pablo H. |

In today’s Guardian Kurt Hoffman, director of the Shell Foundation, writes an op-ed on how “only job-creating business can really make poverty history.”

Pablo H. |

‘Public Policy for the Private Sector’ has just released three new notes by Kerf, Neto and Geradin on country experiences with the regulation of liberalized telecom markets with antitrust and…

Pablo H. |

There's no shortage of advice for new World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, who began work today. A symposium at Foreign Policy has the advantage of being brief.
Jacques Attali, one of…

Tim Harford |

There's no shortage of advice for new World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, who began work today. A symposium at Foreign Policy has the advantage of being brief.
Jacques Attali, one of…

Tim Harford |