It’s a simple drain, made of tiles, running down the middle of the street. There is nothing especially dramatic about the drain, but looks can be deceiving. It is in fact a sign of the changing…

Christine Petré |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

The Tunisian revolution has spawned a butterfly effect, very specific to its context. On the ground, events have continued to evolve, contributing to a revolution within the Tunisian…

Aicha Karafi |

The Arab Spring and its aftermath have inspired much discussion of the social contracts that had defined the relationship between citizens and the state in the Arab world. In the past, the typical…

Paul Prettitore |

Ending abuse of power by the ruling elites was one of the chief demands of those who took to the streets during the Arab Spring protests. Our new research paper unveils the scale of such abuse. …

Bob Rijkers, Gael Raballand, Leila Baghdadi |

Corruption in the public sector is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon. It can take on a myriad of forms and come to light in various areas.  It ranges from petty corruption among government…

Franck Bessette |

It may not be surprising that the number one country in the world with the most Youtube users is Saudi Arabia. But what is surprising, with Youtube’s overall global viewership predominantly male,…

Maha El-Swais |

Webcast Replay “50% of Arab world citizens are dissatisfied with public services in their area, ” according to a World Bank survey — which prompted not one, but two sessions at the World Bank…

Mehrunisa Qayyum |

One thousand years ago, the famous Arab scientist and mathematician Al-Hazen moved from Basra to Cairo to take up a new job in a neighborhood near Al-Azhar University. At the time, the Middle East…

Joulan Abdul Khalek |