Last week the released . A very manageable summary of the main issues and debates. Among their main conclusions:
The OECD provides their suggestions in their just released . (via )
The (via ) that Indians with an embarrassingly small guest list can hire extra guests. The service sounds top-notch:
The Best Guests Agency has around 70 people on its books. They can turn up either traditionally dressed or in smart Western clothes, and are briefed on family history and pretend to be friends from the past...
The was released yesterday. As with all of WDRs it is jam-packed with information, anecdotes and analysis. We will be sure to pass along snippets as we work our way through it.
When battling with jet-lag most people take sleeping pills, watch TV, or toss and turn in bed. Economists, however, put their sleepless nights to better use. The IFC’s Chief Economist, Michael Klein, tinkered with the in the middle of a sleepless night in Johannesburg and created a hypothetical African country which adopted the best African practice on each of the Doing Business indicators.
Grade inflation is also the product of competition. Competition improves performance and mostly this is good: it leads to lower prices and shorter queues at the checkout. But the process has perverse results when the product is performance measurement, and the buyer is the person whose performance is being measured.
That's , on why competition is not always good.
The new IFC e-newsletter “Outcomes” showcases IFC advisory work, and that of our partners, in promoting small business development in emerging markets. The focus will be on results sharing - both successes and failures. .
The debut highlights new local banking markets in Bangladesh.
The ITC Ltd. developed program has beat out 134 other nominees to win the – and the $100,000 that come with it.
The New York Times offers us :
Plans in which neighbors come together and create their own makeshift health coverage are the rage in Africa, particularly in the continent's west. Here, the plans now have a significant presence in 11 countries and membership has grown beyond 200,000 people.
Our most popular ever was sparked by a :