It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Why are petroleum prices dropping so fast anyway? Have they reached rock bottom yet? Should we be worried if they continue to fall? These are questions that probably every finance minister in…

Francisco G. Carneiro |

También disponible en español y francés Three years after the earthquake, Haiti has made gains in key development areas including education, the economic environment and managing the risk of…

Hasan Tuluy |

También disponible en español y en francésThe tree provides shade but scant respite from the heat. Chantal, four months pregnant, has just returned from washing her family’s clothes in the nearby…

Maryanne Sharp, Erik Josephson |