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Conflict and Development

Encouraging Leaders to Do the Right Thing

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Mechanisms to recognize or reward good leadership are few and far between. Yet leaders are human and, unless they are beyond redemption, they are more likely to respond to recognition and rewards than sanctions and reprimands.

Gov 2.0: Making States Work Better

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Maree

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict & Development Blog on September 14, 2010. Last Tuesday (Sept. 7), the Grand Hyatt Washingt...

Bob Geldof and the Food Riots in Mozambique

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

As the riots in Mozambique demonstrate, growth, as a proxy for rising economic opportunity, is all very well. But economic development, especially if it is relatively job-poor, as in Mozambique, is not enough on its own.

On Land Rights and Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

Land restitution is the ultimate goal in the protection of land that has been lost due to displacement.