Human Development

Every Day is Women’s Day for IDA
Every Day is Women’s Day for IDA
Akihiko Nishio At the World Bank, we believe no country, community, or economy can achieve its potential or meet the
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Could the Dollar be in Default?
Could the Dollar be in Default?
Francesc Raventós The US has been able to run growing budget deficits by issuing more dollars as the reserve currency.
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Whistleblowers Directive still needs to Change
Whistleblowers Directive still needs to Change
Martin Jefflén An EU directive nearing completion would protect the whistleblowers at the heart of recent scandals—but only if they
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Gender Equality: Unleashing the Real Wealth of Nations
Gender Equality: Unleashing the Real Wealth of Nations
Annette Dixon Last week, we launched the Women, Business, and the Law report, which found that despite the considerable progress
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Equality Educationally between Sudan's Children and Counterparts Worldwide: Gration
The Web is 30 Years Old. What better Time to Fight for its Future?
Tim Berners-Lee, Director, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management
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The Gender Gap in the Disaster risk Management Sector: Why it Matters
The Gender Gap in the Disaster risk Management Sector: Why it Matters
Caren Grown Over the past decade, the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) has evolved and matured.  From mainly focusing on
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7 Surprising and Outrageous Stats about Gender Inequality
7 Surprising and Outrageous Stats about Gender Inequality
Most Popular around the world, the achievements of women are being celebrated on International Women’s Day, which began back in
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Equality Educationally between Sudan's Children and Counterparts Worldwide: Gration
Between Brexit and a Hard Place
Douglas A. Rediker Subsequent to the publication of an earlier version of this post, as expected, on Thursday, March 14,
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Equality Educationally between Sudan's Children and Counterparts Worldwide: Gration
Economists must Think Broader – or Risk Becoming Irrelevant
Mohamed El-Erian The profession must adopt a more open mindset and embrace diversity if it is to regain trust most
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Equality Educationally between Sudan's Children and Counterparts Worldwide: Gration
Capitalism, the State, and the Underlying Drivers of Human Development (1)
Michael Walton What are the underlying drivers of human development? This essay argues that long-term human development, in incomes, social
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Human Development and Sustainability (2)
Human Development and Sustainability (2)
Eric Neumayer Interestingly, of the two major international agencies devoted to development, one (the World Bank) started out as a
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Firming Up Inequality (2)
Firming Up Inequality (2)
David J Price, University of Toronto To distinguish among these factors, we follow the modeling approach of Abowd, Kramarz, and
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