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Low Income Countries

A Virtual Friend For Pregnant Women Everywhere

Geetanjali Jha Chakraborty | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Geetanjali Jha Chakraborty

Not only does a woman die during childbirth every ten minutes in India, but more than 300,000 infants died on the day of their birth in 2011. Addition...

Public Finances Are on the Mend, but No Clean Bill of Health

Martine Guerguil | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Martine Guerguil

We've had a spate of good news on the economic front recently. Does this mean that we are finally out of the fiscal woods? According to our most recen...

Psychotherapy: Increasing in Poor Countries, Decreasing in the United States

Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.

The increased use of psychotherapy in low-income countries has been based on evidence for its effectiveness for depression, the most prevalent of the mental conditions and one that produces great emotional and economic burden.

Trade Winds -- Has the Spectre of Protectionism Blown Away?

Tamim Bayoumi | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tamim Bayoumi

The global crisis has pushed trade reforms off -- or at least to the edge of -- the political radar screen. But shying away from improving the trade system in these tough economic times seems a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Seven Billion: The Real Population Scare Is Not What You Think

Manish Bapna | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Manish Bapna

Contrary to popular belief, reducing the global birth rate would not make a big dent in our ability to absorb human impact. Far more damaging are the resource-intensive lifestyles of the global rich and middle class.

Weak Global Economy Tops Agenda at IMF-World Bank Gathering

iMFdirect | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Recent turbulence in financial markets and increased risks in the global economy mean that the 2011 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank are taking place at a critical time for the global economy.

Heartbreak and Hardship -- Finding a Way Out for Fragile States

Dominique Desruelle | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Dominique Desruelle

Everyone agrees that countries need help to recover from these situations. But it is not easy to come to a shared understanding on what this really takes.

Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk: Why Don't More Economists Study Emigration?

Michael Clemens | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Michael Clemens

According to the latest research, one of the biggest growth opportunities in the world economy lies not in the mobility of goods or capital, but in the mobility of labor.

When Reality Doesn't Bite -- Misconceptions about the IMF and Social Spending

Benedict Clements | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Benedict Clements

All too often we hear the claim that the programs the IMF supports in low-income countries hurt the most vulnerable by forcing cuts in social spending. This is a misconception.

Beyond Growth: The Importance of Inclusion

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

An increasing number of African countries have been growing robustly for more than a decade. But while growth is a necessary condition for poverty reduction and employment creation, is it also sufficient?

More Diversity Will Help the IMF at Work

iMFdirect | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Nemat Shafik, who took over as IMF Deputy Managing Director in April, says she has been surprised by the vigor of internal policy debate at the IMF. "...

South-South Trade Is the Answer

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

In the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, South-South trade is becoming a powerful engine for economic opportunity.

Bridges to Growth, Not Roads to Nowhere: Scaling Up Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Countries

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hugh Bredenkamp

For low-income countries, the absence of reliable infrastructure -- roads, railways, ports, but also power supply -- has become an increasingly binding constraint on growth.

NGO Leaders Challenge G-20 Summit To Expand Scope

Huffington Post Contributors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By: Irene Khan - Secretary General, Amnesty International Dr Gerd Leipold - Executive Director, Greenpeace International Jeremy Hobbs - Executive Dir...