Tag Archives: development

How the World Bank Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Vast inflows of donor cash, intended to bring about reconstruction, may instead have added significantly to Afghanistan’s corruption problems.

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Mapping Social Cohesion in Asia

How does cohesion develop in Asian societies? And which factors determine its strength?

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Family Genealogies

Scott Tong travels to China with his mother to track down their family history.

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Discovering My Grandmother’s School

Scott Tong returns to China to find his grandmother’s old school in Nanchang.

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Message to BJP: Include the Poor and Elderly

To move India forward, Narendra Modi and his BJP must follow a new script – protecting the poor and more accountability.

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Poland’s Economic Destiny: Middle-Income Trap?

Despite the Polish economy’s success post-1990, the challenge of escaping the middle-income trap is steep.

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India’s Winter of Discontent

India’s improvement in The Ease of Doing Business index is the first tangible proof of Modi’s election promise of “maximum governance, minimum government.”

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India’s Choice: Saintliness Vs. Efficiency

The key decision of India’s BJP party is to choose between adopting a zero tolerance policy on corruption or focusing on high growth.

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Why Asia is the Champion of Globalization

Can the EU replace the United States, as China starts dominating the globe?

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Eradicating Extreme Poverty Soon?

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Having met an earlier goal of reducing extreme poverty, can the world end it?

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