May 9, 2018Women and Economic Growth
Since becoming the World Bank Group General Counsel, Sandie Okoro has supported the World Bank’s initiative to address gender-based violence as part and parcel of economic development.
April 9, 2018Malaysia
Last week, Malaysian prime minister Najib tun Razak dissolved parliament and called a general election, which will now occur no more than sixty days after April 7, the day of dissolution. Najib and o…
May 24, 2018Nigeria
The al-Barnawi faction has reportedly sought to win the people of the Lake Chad basin over by creating an economy—which can then be taxed—by providing certain incentives and financial and material support.
May 23, 2018Japan
As part of a new cybersecurity strategy, Japan wants to deter adversaries through cyberspace. That might prove challenging given its pacifist constitution.
May 16, 2018Nigeria
There is now more violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt than in the northeast, where Boko Haram continues its operations. Ostensibly, violence in the Middle Belt is driven by conflict between “herders” and “farmers” over land use, ethnic and religious rivalries, and (likely but hard to prove) the agendas of rival politicians.
May 16, 2018Argentina
The IMF’s reserve metric tends to overstate the reserve needs of current account surplus countries with little external debt, and understates the reserve needs of current account deficit countries wi…