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As the World Bank Turns

Robert Walker | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

The World Bank, which for decades has been criticized has overly focused on the construction of dams and other infrastructures as the cure for poverty, is turning its focus to the real engine of economic progress in the developing world: girls and women.

Egypt: The Endangered Country

Robert Walker | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Robert Walker

It would be easy to blame the economic woes that now threaten to engulf Egypt on political uncertainty, corruption and bad policies, but in truth, Egypt's troubles have been a long time in the making.

A World Population Day Worthy of Celebration

Robert Walker | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Robert Walker

This year we actually have something to celebrate on World Population Day. Foundations, NGOs, and donor countries, led by the United Kingdom, will come together for an international summit on family planning.