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African mineral wealth: turning stones into bread…

Blog | Published on 10-02-2012

Which policy maker, in particular at the time when many developed countries are struggling with budg [...]


How big trade corridors can benefit small farmers

Blog | Published on 05-10-2012

Francesco Rampa

Many trade corridors in Africa were designed in colonial times, primarily to serve extractive indust [...]


“The options for the future become endless”

Blog | Published on 03-02-2012

On the 1st of February H.E. Shirley Skerritt-Andrew, Ambassador of Saint Lucia, took over as Chairpe [...]


Employment - it’s what we’ve always wanted!

Blog | Published on 23-11-2012

Bruce Byiers

Jobs" are the focus of the recently launched World Development Report 2013. This year s edition of t [...]


How could taxation help to achieve the MDGs? – A reaction to OECD research

Blog | Published on 27-01-2012

Bruce Byiers

Financing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a major challenge. It is becoming clear th [...]


European Report on Development 2012 - Celebrating the Voluntary Guidelines on Governance of Land and recognizing the need to move beyond

Blog | Published on 11-05-2012

Frauke de Weijer

Coming Wednesday, on the 16th of May, the new European Report on Development 2011-2012, authored by [...]


Monitoring Regional Integration - tedious or a tool?

Blog | Published on 07-11-2012

Bruce Byiers

With burgeoning regional integration and free-trade arrangements around the world, a key question is [...]


Private sector for development is the “new black”

Blog | Published on 15-06-2012

Bruce Byiers

Promoting private sector development in poor countries and engaging with firms for achieving develop [...]


Beyond development as a business by-product?

Blog | Published on 16-03-2012

Bruce Byiers

That the private sector is important, if not key, to economic development is nothing new. However, w [...]


Lost opportunity to build bridges: African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade meeting postponed

Blog | Published on 26-10-2012

Francesco Rampa

By postponing next week's meeting of African trade and agriculture ministers in Addis Ababa, the Afr [...]