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Drew von Glahn
April 2, 2014
On a warm Friday afternoon in the slums of Madhukam, in the heart of Ranchi, India, a middle-aged man arrived at a public water station with two...
Blythe Nicole Kladney
March 25, 2014
For 15 years the World Bank Group’s Development Marketplace (DM) has identified innovative social entrepreneurs who tackle service delivery...
Ranya Abdel Baki
March 20, 2014
In Egypt, the social enterprise movement has gained momentum in the years since the January 25, 2011 revolution.
Otaviano Canuto
March 12, 2014
The role of asset bubbles as an unsustainable pillar of pre-2007 world economic growth has been widely recognized.
Otaviano Canuto
March 6, 2014
Policy makers in the advanced economies at the core of the global financial crisis can make the claim that they prevented a new “Great Depression...
Natalia Agapitova
February 20, 2014
In a lecture hosted by the World Bank in Washington, DC on February 19, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright highlighted that the...
Dr. Shelly Batra
February 14, 2014
As a young medical student in the 70s, I dreamt of becoming a surgeon. Everything about surgery fascinated me: the long hours, the sleepless...
Otaviano Canuto
February 10, 2014
Bad conditions of mobility and accessibility to jobs and services in most metropolitan regions in developing countries are a key development issue.
Otaviano Canuto
February 3, 2014
One month ago, I discussed some major risks to a slight upturn in the global economic scenario for 2014.
Otaviano Canuto
January 15, 2014
Followers of this blog have read several recent pieces on the changing landscape of investment finance in developing countries, particularly in...