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For the differently abled by a differently abled – an inspiration from Tamil Nadu, India

During my recent mission visit to Sivagangai District in Tamil Nadu, India, I met with Mr. Kannan, a social entrepreneur. I was visiting communities …

India

Disabled and Forcibly Displaced

<i>This blog originally appeared in Future Development.</i> <br>In February of this year the Syrian Center for Policy Research issued a report stating that …

World News

Weekly links December 2: Jane Austin does public works, unpopular truths about informal health care in India, Facebook does maps, and more…

• What has Jane Austin got to do with how households respond to public works? Shwetlena Sabarwal explains on the Africa Can blog.<br>• Jishnu Das on why he …

India

When good transport alone doesn’t bring jobs closer to women: insights from Mexico City

Photo: Gary Denness/Flickr[[tweetable]]An affordable, safe, and good-quality transport system brings social and economic value to …

Employment

7 million prices and counting: what’s next for PPPs and the ICP?

<i>First meeting of ICP Governing Board</i>This month’s meeting of the International Comparison Program (ICP) Governing Board marked a new chapter in one of …

World Bank

What is this thing called ‘populism’? : Jan-Werner Müller hoes the weeds

One of the most astounding features of public debate and discussion is how many times this occurs: a word acquires wide currency, even notoriety, yet …

Politics

Time to be efficient: HIV/AIDS in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

<b>Key achievements and prospective issues</b><br>LAC concentrates only 2.3%of the total worldwide HIV/AIDS burden, landing in fourth place after Sub-Saharan …

Latin America

Can mobile money increase investment by businesses?

Investment is one of the pillars of private sector development. The acquisition of assets enables firms to increase their capacity and improve their …

Money

Research rigor and risks: Investigating gender-based violence in the European refugee crisis

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we celebrate the strides made since the first Women’s Global Leadership …

Europe

Weekly wire: The global forum

These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week. <b>Freedom on the Net 2016- Silencing the Messenger:</b> …

Trends

Mythbusters: Overcoming macho tendencies in funding toll roads

Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk via Flickr Creative Commons<br>I love the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” It gives a sympathetic view of geeks, where the nerdy …

Toll Roads

Is public procurement a rich country’s policy?

Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World BankHow large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it …

Procurement

Thank you for your patronage? Discretionary appointments and the performance of bureaucrats: Guest post by Guo Xu

<i>This is the sixth in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year</i><br>A growing concern among policy makers is that patronage – the …

Secretary Of State

How to tackle a growing HIV epidemic with limited resources?

<b>An experience from Belarus on how allocative efficiency analysis changed HIV budgets</b><br>Belarus’ HIV response is faced with the need to provide treatment …

The start-up bubble: How abundant money is actually not helping

<b>A start-up office in New York.<br>Photo Credit: © Victor Mulas</b><br>We are in the grip of start-up hype. Today, every large city in the world aspires to become …

Blog post of the month: In the custody of angst

<b>Each month People, Spaces, Deliberation shares the blog post that generated the most interest and discussion. For November 2016, the featured blog</b> …

Big Data

Nine takeaways from the 2015 Trends in International Math and Science Study Results

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) released the results of its latest Trends in International …

Mathematics

Making the future of work more inclusive and equitable

Public policies could shape how the costs of digitization can be managed, to counter inequality and mitigate the costs for the poorest. Photo: …

Justice

Chart: What are the Average Number of Students per Teacher?

In Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, there are more than twice as many students per teacher than in Europe and North America. The pupil-teacher …

Can cash transfers and training reduce intimate partner violence? Learning from Bangladesh

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally—with 1 in 3 women physically or sexually abused by a partner in her …

Bangladesh

Media (R)evolutions: The world of messaging apps

New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that …

Using viral load and CD4 data to track the HIV response in South Africa

<i>Sergio Carmona and Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha are guest blog contributers from South African National Department of Health: National Health Laboratory</i> …

South Africa

What Drives Technology Adoption in Agriculture? Disentangling regulation and rising wages in Brazil: Guest Post by C. Austin Davis

<i>This is the fifth in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year</i><br>Something dramatic happened in Brazilian agriculture between …

Brazil

Introducing a cultural trade index

A few years ago, when Craigslist was just “The List,” a friend circulated an ad posted on Craigslist Vancouver. It went like this: <i><br>We are a small &</i> …

Economics

Data responsibility: a new social good for the information age

As climate change intensifies, catastrophic, record-setting natural disasters look increasingly like the “new normal” – from Hurricane Matthew …

Poverty

Successful procurement is not just a set of activities, it is a strategy

Many Bank-financed projects, especially those implementing large and complex contracts continually face <b>high risk of implementation delays</b>, and</b> …

Procurement

To skip or not to skip (the grid): larger and smaller energy PPPs

I recently took part in #skipthegrid, a social media forum about renewables, which has led me to ask: “Is off-grid the way of the future for energy …

Energy

Speak up, citizens of La Paz! Barrios de Verdad is listening

Also available in: Spanish <i><br>Residents in La Paz use mobile phones to practice submitting feedback to their municipal government<br>via the Barrio Digital</i> …

Latin America

All for One and One for All? Why Networks Don’t Prevent Poverty Traps: Guest post by Arun Advani

<i>This is the fourth in our series of posts by PhD students on the job market this year.</i><br>Giving livestock to poor households can increase their incomes …

Poverty

Building a regional solution to bridge Eastern and Southern Africa’s science and technology gap

Like much of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Eastern and Southern Africa region has seen significant economic growth in recent years, largely relying on …

Africa