Nigerian Politics - Please Don't Expect Miracles
The president-elect faces enormous tasks, starting with halting corruption
Can Nigeria’s Former Dictator Become a Democrat?
Last time Muhammadu Buhari came to power, on Dec. 31, 1983, he seized it. The coup came at a time when Nigeria’s economy was reeling from plunging world oil prices, corruption scandals and security challenges.
Libya's Civil War - An Oily Mess
As negotiations fail to progress, one side tries to grab the oil revenue
'Iraq is Finished'
Tribal leaders reflect on the enemy destroying their country from within.
Iran's Incremental Revolution
Through rap music and nude sketches, ordinary Iranians are quietly resisting their regime.
The Roadblocks to Normalization
Despite a productive meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro, fully restoring ties with Cuba will be a complex and lengthy process.
Urban Regeneration - Polishing the City of Gold
As badlands get cleaned up, the poor still get pushed to the margins
India's Push to Resume Ore Mining Stymied
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
A price slump in the global market for iron ore has thwarted a quick fix that could have given India’s economy a boost.
'Rate my aid' and other ways that TripAdvisor could revolutionise development work
Journalists, consultants, civil servants; there’s no end to the things that a developmental version of the travel website would be useful to rate
Driving Financial Inclusion at 4G Speed
Base-of-the-pyramid financial services providers in emerging markets are increasingly using data analytics to pioneer new products for reaching the unbanked.
Women and girls
Meet the global feminists changing the world for girls from Kenya to Egypt
Feminists from around the world report on life for girls in their countries
This Clever Platform Is Helping Waste Pickers Solve India's Growing Trash Problem
Bangalore waste pickers now separate organics from recyclables at local homes and offices—and make a lot more money.
The Seven Commandments of Funding
The Stanford Social Innovation Review
Discusses the seven important principles of funding aid campaigns.
How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?
A lot of the conventional wisdom in medicine is nothing more than hunch or wishful thinking. A new breed of data detectives is hoping to change that. With the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).