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Developing Countries

Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.

Myanmar: First Steps

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The road ahead still looks daunting, but the opportunity for Myanmar's people is simply too great to turn back.

Jeff Sachs Is the Best Choice for President of the World Bank

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

President Obama should appoint Jeff Sachs President of the World Bank. Jeff is, without doubt, the world's top development economist.

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Changing the World

Keith Brown | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

While here in the U.S., the bicycle industry has been co-opted by an oligarchy intent on selling bicycling racing gear to those who don't need it, the bicycle is still seen as a utility, a luxury even, in other parts of the world.

Transparency and Your Natural Resources

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Wouldn't you want to know how much money your government gets from the companies that exploit your country's oil, gas or minerals?

Micro Chameleons Are Cute -- and Threatened: Want to Help Them?

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Mary Ellen Harte

I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.

Defragmenting Africa

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africa has integrated with the rest of the world -- mostly selling commodities like oil, minerals or cocoa -- faster than with itself.

Designing With Marginalized Users

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Crowdsourcing a challenge can provide multiple viewpoints and give a quick overview of emerging trends and beliefs within the design community.

Are Emerging Markets Leading the Way in Job Creation?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

That emerging economies continue their slow but steady recovery on the job front can only be a sign in the right direction. I'm confident that emerging economies will eventually carry the day.

How America Can Profit From the 'Asian Century'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Many have dubbed this the 'Asian Century' with Asia's robust economies leading us to believe that all is well in a region that has generated some of the fastest growth and poverty reduction in history.

Will You Join Our Conversation on Women's and Children's Health?

Melinda Gates | Posted 03.05.2012 | Women
Melinda Gates

As I reflect back on what I learned this year about the progress and the challenges in women's and children's health, I'm struck by the fact that we don't need to wait for the solutions. We have them.

Income Inequality Rising In Most Wealthy Countries: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Scales continue to tip in the rich's favor the world around. Income inequality -- the gap between a society's richest members and its poorest -- i...

SLIDESHOW: When I Grow Up…Big Dreams From Kids In Developing Nations vs. Kids In U.S.

Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

To find out what kids around the world dream of when it comes to pursuing the best life they can imagine, the ChildFund Alliance surveyed 5,100 childr...

More Than Good Intentions: Making Development Assistance Work

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Is aid worth it? Does it make a positive difference in the lives of poor people in developing countries? Or is it merely lining the pockets of corrupt officials at a time when more and more western taxpayers are struggling to make ends meet?

In Climate Debate, Governments Consider New Definitions Of Rich And Poor

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

JOHANNESBURG -- As delegates gather in South Africa to plot the next big push against climate change, Western governments are saying it's time to move...

Trade and Public Health: a Decade of Double Standards

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

Today, the U.S. government is using negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement to demand aggressive intellectual property provisions that undermine the Doha Declaration and the safeguarding of public health. These harmful provisions must be removed.

Winners, Losers and the Beauty of Impact Analysis

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Whether reforms follow or not, the uncovering the true meaning of what our leaders do, has irresistible appeal in-and-of itself. No wonder impact analysis has become almost an academic obsession to the new generation of economists.

The Artificial Imposition of Poverty

James Peron | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
James Peron

These were not people born to be poor, nor did they earn their own poverty through choices they made. Poverty was imposed on them by the governments that ruled them. That they were able to produce anything at all is a testament to their industriousness.

World Pneumonia Day -- Celebrating Interventions That Save Lives

Melinda Gates | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

A report released this week from Johns Hopkins University examines progress on several interventions in the 15 countries with the most child pneumonia deaths.

Scaling Impact to Save Lives

Melinda Gates | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

2011-11-02-Screenshot20111102at12.18.34PM.jpg The fact that almost 8 million children still die each year highlights the tremendous amount of work that lies ahead. How will we continue to bring this number down?

Yes, They Can: How Emerging Economies Are Building Universal Health Coverage

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

While the debate rages in rich nations, successful developing countries like Brazil, Chile, China, India and Indonesia have figured out a way forward, and are moving ahead. Here is what they are doing.

A Commitment for Change: Partnering With Governments to Scale What Works

Tim Hanstad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Too often at the Clinton Global Initiative we hear how companies and NGOs are partnering to fix a problem. That is great. But it is missing the crucial third strand of the braid -- governments.

Lynne Peeples

High-Tech Basics: Keeping Lights On And Air And Water Clean In Developing World | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

Delivering babies in the dark, breathing toxic smoke in the kitchen and walking miles to fetch water -- not to mention boiling every drop before its p...

Al-Shabaab's Withdrawal Offers an Opportunity Not to Be Missed

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The withdrawal provides momentum for the much-criticized peacekeeping efforts in the country and, despite the famine that is ravaging the region, creates an important window of opportunity.

A Five-Point Checklist To Prepare for Another Global Crisis

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Imagine you are minister of finance in an average developing country. Suddenly you learn that a new global crisis may be looming in the horizon.