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Universal Principles in Revolutionary Times

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

The uprisings in the Middle East suggest that people want the whole package. Not just their civil and political rights. Economic and social opportunities too.

How Do Women Weather Economic Shocks?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Macroeconomic shocks traditionally affect women differently than men. But how do these gender-differentiated impacts unfold?

New Thinking on Macroprudential Regulations

Raj Nallari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raj Nallari

There is now a new thinking on how to reform the global financial system and how to reduce the vulnerability of the system to adverse changes in macroeconomic and market conditions.

Inequality of Mercy

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

With 1,500 dead, 20 million people displaced, and millions of hectares of agricultural land underwater, Pakistan would seem to have a solid claim on international support. So why is Pakistan having such trouble attracting support?

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.

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.

On Land Rights and Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

Land restitution is the ultimate goal in the protection of land that has been lost due to displacement.