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World Development Report 2011 Launches New Website

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict & Development Blog on October 14, 2010. Esabel Khoury co-authored this post. After months ...

Prevention Is Better Than Post-Conflict Catch-Up

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Violence is the antithesis of development. It tears down what's been built up. It destroys lives, shortens horizons, and inflicts huge psychological and physical pain.

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...

Promises of Change: Reconciling Reality and Expectations in Fragile States

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

As governments in Afghanistan and other fragile states pursue the tortuous business of reform, they cannot rely on promises of better security, improved livelihoods and more social justice to impose their own logic on people's minds.

Haiti: Double Tragedy

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

I visited Haiti just before Christmas with Nik Win Myint from the WDR team. I talked to community groups in some of the slums that have been most rava...

The Yemen Challenge

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Yemen is in trouble. A worrying mix of security-related and economic crises has the potential to destabilize the country.

Nairobi's Slums

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Urban violence has reached unprecedented levels in many cities around the world, destabilizing whole societies and making life miserable for its victims. I visited Nairobi's Mathare slum.

Haiti: Six Months After the Earthquake

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

Haiti was on a slow road to recovery when the quake hit. For many Haitians their nation's double tragedy is far from over. Although there are signs of hope and improvement.

The rape of Congo

Nigel Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nigel Roberts

This month Congress passed the Wall Street reform bill with the inclusion of a key provision on conflict minerals, which is designed to help decrease ...

Overcoming Cultural Barriers With Sound Economics

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

Once economic necessity lowers cultural barriers, women can use the opportunity to renegotiate power relations within the household and the community.

Navigating the maze to peace

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This guest post was written by World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Justin Yifu Lin and originally appeared on the World Development R...

The World Cup: Lessons from South Africa's Transition

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Amidst the cheers at the World Cup kick-off on Friday we should not forget the sheer power of sport in South Africa's history.