Over the past two decades, support by USAID and other Western donors has led to an explosion in the number of think tanks in developing countries. However, much of this money is still being given and taken behind closed doors, threatening to hurt rather than help the world's poor.
Health care is not a commodity -- it is our lives. Giving consumers the full picture of quality and price information gives them "value transparency" and ultimately makes the health care industry more effective and efficient at serving patients. As Warren Buffett put it, "Price is what you pay, value is what you get." We believe that our members deserve the highest value care possible.
Things have been a little intense lately and the little voice in my head keeps begging, "How did I get here?" In other times of quiet introspection the little voice in my head says, "What would you have done differently?" What the heck happened?
The media has spared no details when it comes to its coverage of the Mumbai meat ban. Naturally, it's a juicy topic. But more pertinent issues that have been percolating over time have not received their due attention.
The Bank is spending precious resources investigating its own staff to prevent leaks containing information that people around the world are entitled to know about in the first place.
Really want fairness, Senator Mendoza? Then how about a bill lifting open meeting exemptions for labor negotiations and imposing the same kinds of requirements on labor contracts which already are required for public works contracts?
Financial advisors can be very creative about the fees they charge to clients in the distribution of investment instruments. Do you know what you are paying for? Are your advisor's interests aligned with yours?
Preventing and mitigating such disruptions is precisely the reason that Congress created the Fed in 1914. We know from the history of the late 19th and early 20th century that if we were to strip the Fed of its ability to provide liquidity to solvent banks in times of stress, the result would be frequent bank panics and deep recessions.
For the past two years I have been a friend and mentor to Vijay Nallawala. Today in Mumbai, India he is having a book launch celebrating his journey ...
September is here and there is no better season to celebrate the F word: F, in this case, for the fiduciary standard. For one thing, the month of September has just launched
Ba Papa Amadou has played a leading role in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Mauritania for over eight years.
According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.
Large corporations that play hugely important roles in our communities are happy to put out generalities about their good corporate citizenship, but put up walls when asked for specifics.
Average workers know little more than their own salaries and (possibly) the amount of revenue they generate. Critical financial metrics such as cost of goods sold, overhead costs and marketing spend might be lost to them.
With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.
The delivery of healthcare needs to change significantly. I have briefly outlined some of the changes required to build a culture of continuous improvement. As the Secretary of the VA made clear to the department in July, the VA needs a different strategy to better meet customer needs.