"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing the statement, “It’s not the What; it’s the How.”  On the reform of energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa, for instance, the discussion is…

Shanta Devarajan |

Il ne se passe guère de semaine sans que j’entende quelqu’un affirmer que ce qui importe, ce n’est pas ce qu’on fait mais la manière dont on le fait. Prenez la réforme des subventions énergétiques…

Shanta Devarajan |

También disponible en: English   Casi no pasa una semana sin que escuche la frase: “no es el qué; sino el cómo”.  En el caso de la reforma de los subsidios a la energía en Oriente Medio y Norte de…

Shanta Devarajan |

版本: English 国际比较项目新数据与全球经济格局 世界银行上周发布的国际比较项目新报告将引发关于全球经济格局的大讨论。在某些方面,该报告挑战了传统观念,但在另一些方面,报告则强化了传统观念。 《经济学人》刊文指出,最突出变化在于中国崛起且有可能在2014年年底前成为世界第一大经济体。著名经济学家安格斯•麦迪森指出,美国于1872年成为世界第一大经济体,此后一直保持这一地位。…

Homi Kharas, Laurence Chandy |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

On gender equality – it is no secret that the Pacific Islands is lagging. The region is home to some of the world’s highest domestic violence rates. Economic empowerment of women in many countries…

Alison Ofotalau |