A Good but Incomplete Start to Debt Relief

2020 Nov 25

After initially responding to the pandemic induced economic crisis with an initiative to postpone developing countries debt payments, the G20 has now come back to the table to offer a more plausible solution. But the new common framework for....


The Open Secret of Development Economics

2019 Oct 30

To many in China, this years Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences seems to have shone a spotlight on one area of development economics at the expense of another. While randomized controlled trials might be useful for creating or improving welfare pro


How AI Can Promote Social Good

2019 Sep 25

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve billions of peoples lives but only if it creates and delivers value directly to those most in need, rather than fattening corporate profits


Planetary Thinking

2019 Aug 29

As policymakers, academics, and activists prepare for next months United Nations climate summit in New York


IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Iraq

2019 Aug 21

An improved security situation and the recovery in oil prices have improved near-term vulnerabilities


Kuwait charts new path in changing region

2019 Aug 11

Kuwait is carefully positioning itself among its Gulf neighbors as a regional trading hub looking to enter the Chinese and Asian markets, while maintaining its regional relationships and alliance with the West.


Where the Water Is

2018 Jun 03

Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for universal access to clean water and sanitation. But if governments do not embrace unconventional water resources


Improving the Sustainability of Development Finance

2018 Mar 09

Trillions of dollars will be needed to fund the world s human development goals, and domestic banking sectors in rich and poor countries will be part of the solution


Education in the Digital Age

2018 Feb 26

Technology is displacing humans in the workplace


Blockchains Will Change the Way the World Votes

2018 Feb 02

The extra costs of a recount may be conscionable, but the lasting social cleavages spurred from days of indecision in tense electoral circumstances are not


Why do nations collapse?

2017 Aug 15

The collapse starts when the individual or the society will be unresponsive and will not be practically affected by its results


Leveraging Islamic Finance for Sustainable Development

2016 Jun 05

Islamic finance has important advantages over conventional financial products