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Severe Droughts Drive Food Prices Higher
Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group's latest Food Price Watch report.
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How Brazil Turned the Corner on Inequality
May 10, 2012
Interview with Ricardo Paes de Barros, secretary of the Office of Strategic Action under the Brazilian presidency.

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Innovative Methodology Fills Gaps
April 13, 2012
Countries that conduct household surveys every three or five years could benefit from a new methodology that helps economists predict poverty levels during off years. Data can now be collected on a quarterly basis.

Food Price Watch: January 2012
January 27, 2012
Global food prices declined 8 percent between September and December of 2011 due to increasing supplies and uncertainty about the global economy.

Poverty Impacts of Food Price Shocks
September 6, 2011
This 4 minute video explains how food-price impacts differ across different segments of the population. It also provides policy directions to protect the most vulnerable from falling into poverty due to food price increases.

How Is Poverty Measured?
September 6, 2011
Do you wonder how we measure poverty? Do you know how we do it, but have a hard time putting it into simple words? This 3 minute video explains the methodology that we used, how it works and why it is important.

Liberia - Training Helps Young Women Find Employment
Auguast 10, 2011
The 'Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women' (EPAG) is a pilot project that focuses on giving young Liberian women practical training to help them find jobs. It is part of the World Bank's Adolescent Girls Initiative.

Removing Transport Bottlenecks on East Africa's Northern Corridor
August 18, 2010
Companies in East Africa are experiencing growth in regional and global competitiveness thanks to decreased costs and transit times to bring goods to market.

Gender-Informing Operations: The Key to Achieving Sustainable Development
May 10, 2011
Kenichi Ohashi, the Bank's Country Director for Ethiopia, explains the value of gender-informing projects in all sectors, stressing that “gender is central to what we are trying to achieve ...[and] is one of the most exciting things we could possibly support.”.

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Mohamed El-Erian: Enabling and Empowering in Today's Fluid Global Economy
October 23, 2012
The inability of advanced countries to come to grips with three big issues -- too little growth, too much debt in the wrong places, and too dysfunctional a political process -- is also pushing emerging countries further away from first best policies.


Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century
October 5, 2012
Fundamental changes in the global IPR system are improving channels of technology transfer between developed and emerging economies, but this trend is bypassing the poorest economies.


The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better
September 5, 2012
The long stagnation in American median incomes, the Great Recession, bitter political gridlock, rising inequality -- all this is caused mainly by a massive slowdown in fundamental technological innovation, says economist and blogger extraordinaire Tyler Cowen.

The Debt of Nations Revisited
May 17, 2012
Can massively expansionary monetary policy save the day? Or is default and restructuring inevitable?

Building With Bits Rather Than Atoms: 'Big Data' Alternatives for Infrastructure Development in the 21st Century
March 19, 2012
Big data tools represent an alternative infrastructure that leverages the ingenuity of people with skills not traditionally used in development efforts.

Ascent After Decline: Regrowing Global Economies After the Great Recession
March 12, 2012
Advanced economies are still struggling with high unemployment and debt, and the remarkable role that emerging markets have played as engines of the recovery is no longer certain.

Taking Others into Account: Multilateral Aspects of Policies Affecting Capital Flows
December 20, 2011

Deconstructing Cannes: The 2011 G20 Leaders' Summit
December 9, 2011

Government versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State
November 14, 2011

The World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment
November 4, 2011

Another Sudden Stop? Current Macro Policy Challenges in Emerging Markets
October 31, 2011

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
October 5, 2011

Governance of a Fragile Eurozone
October 5, 2011




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