Posts Tagged ‘World Bank’

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    Income Inequality: A Global Look

    Aug 18, 13 • 586 Views • No Comments

    Please for a moment, think of yourself as a citizen of the world who is looking at income inequality. According to World Bank scholars, you should first identify your approach. 1. You could just create 3 baskets for countries, the poor, the middle income,......  [read more]

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    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 496 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income......  [read more]

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    Chinese Economic Growth

    Mar 17, 12 • 680 Views • No Comments

    Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in stores, in bulk......  [read more]

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    A “New” World Bank

    Apr 18, 11 • 475 Views • No Comments

    What if you made a huge amount of money available for projects in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Let’s say you successfully expanded airport capacity in Cairo or raised incomes in rural Tunisian communities? The World Bank can claim these......  [read more]

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    China’s Market

    Oct 13, 10 • 536 Views • No Comments

    Sort of like jumbo shrimp and a working vacation, we could say that an authoritarian market is an oxymoron.The chief economist of the World Bank, Justin Yifu Lin, would disagree. As described in a recent New Yorker Magazine profile, Dr. Lin has an unusual......  [read more]