Development

The Lefts, Mexico, and Latin America: A Conversation with Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

Biography: Mr. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano is the son of late Mexican President and Mexican Revolutionary General, Lázaro Cárdenas del Río....

Technology as an Urban Solution to Economic Decline

Research shows that US cities recover more quickly from economic crises when they possess a workforce with a technologically diverse knowledge base that can be readily applied to related areas.

The Complicated Relationship between Public Sector Employment and Governance in Low-Income Countries

Evidence suggests that public sector workers in low-income countries have a wage premium relative to their private sector counterparts, despite the fact that they have lower quality governance. Improving the design of public sector personnel policies may have an impact on the quality of governance.

The Complex Story of GMOs, Told from the DuPont Perspective

An interview with DuPont’s Doyle Karr (Director of Biotechnology Public Policy) and Jacque Matsen (Public Affairs Manager) delves into the corporate perspective on GMOs—the pros, the cons, the regulation, and the industry.

Ending Poverty? Modern Slums and Stagnation in Government Action

Researchers find that the mechanisms behind past slum development success stories do not adequately translate to fixing slums in the modern developing world.

Afghanistan: The Rule of Law and the Law of Rules

Fallckolm Cuenca from the European Union Police Mission discusses EUPOL’s progress in building capacity in Afghanistan.

Teach the Parent, Help the Kids

A new report demonstrates the connection between maternal and child education, finding that mothers’ literacy programs boost their children’s math scores and their own sense of empowerment.

Reaping the Dividends of Development: UNDP in Post-Conflict Nations

UNDP's Eugenia Piza-Lopez and Jago Salmon discuss the organization's strategy in nations struggling to rebuild after conflict

Social Capital and Malnutrition: A Case Study in Peru

A World Bank report looks at the impact of women's social capital on child malnutrition in Peru.

From East to Mid-West: Boosting Chicago’s Economy through Foreign Investment

Attracting foreign direct investment will maintain Chicago's competitiveness in the global marketplace.

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