These are articles published in Development Outreach, a journal managed by the World Bank Institute.

Recent Submissions

  • Interview with Steven Livingston on Information Systems and Development 

    World Bank (2011-09)
    An Interview with Steven Livingston, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs. His research and teaching focus on media, information technology, national security and global politics. Dr. Livingston’s ...
  • Enabling Open Government 

    Dokeniya, Anupama (2011-09)
    Globally, increasingly vigilant and vocal civil society groups—important actors in the new multilateralism—are demanding that companies publish what they pay in revenues, aid agencies publish what they fund, and governments ...
  • Demographics and Development Policy 

    Bloom, David E.; Canning, David (2011-04)
    By late 2011 there will be more than 7 billion people in the world, with 8 billion in 2025 and 9 billion before 2050. New technologies and institutions, and a lot of hard work have enabled us to avoid widespread Malthusian ...
  • The Greening of Development : No Growth Without Energy 

    Carraro, Carlo; Massetti, Emanuele (2011-04)
    Economic development increases the demand for energy. This is true for countries at all income levels, although as economic growth progresses, the demand tends to increase more in the low- and middle-income countries than ...
  • Why Aren't Children Learning 

    Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther (2011-04)
    We are five years away from 2015, the year when the Millennium Development Goal of universal education is supposed to be achieved, and the school attendance numbers do look good. In many parts of both East and West Africa, ...
  • Zombie Economics : How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us 

    Quiggin, John (2011-04)
    John Quiggin is an Australian economist and professor at the University of Queensland. He has also held academic positions at the Australian National University and James Cook University. Best known for his work on utility ...
  • The Bogotá Spirit : South-South Peers and Partners at the Practice-Policy Nexus 

    Schulz, Nils-Sjard (2010-10)
    On a warm evening in late March of this year, more than 500 enthusiastic delegates from around the world poured out of the Chamber of Commerce building in Bogot�, with a shared vision that South-South cooperation would ...
  • Disarm, Demobilize and Reintegrate 

    Correia, Maria (World Bank, 2009-10-01)
    The Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) was created in Africa in the late 1990s. It closed down after 7 years leaving behind an unquestionable legacy of success.
  • Building Leadership out of Conflict 

    Andrews, Matt (World Bank, 2009-10-01)
    Leadership matters in fragile states where formal institutional structures are often limited and unable to ensure stability and direction in society.
  • A Way to Effective Service Delivery in Fragile States 

    Swaminath, Anoop (World Bank, 2009-10-01)
    Success and effectiveness in service delivery can establish the legitimacy of a fragile state’s government, and thereby reduce its fragility. Public-private partnerships offer a viable approach to achieving this goal.
  • Shock Producers and Shock Absorbers in the Crisis 

    Sinn, Hans-Werner (World Bank, 2009-12-01)
    It is not surprising that the U.S. has been by far the world’s largest shock producer in this crisis. The big shock absorbers on the other hand were Japan, Russia and Germany, whose exports shrank more than their imports.
  • Bringing Bangladesh into the Digital Age 

    DEFTA Partners Group; The Alliance Forum Foundation; Hara, George (World Bank, 2008-06-01)
    Shows how a multistakeholder partnership improved access to ICT to enhance health and education services in Bangladesh.
  • Partnering for Progress 

    Nelson, Mark; Tejasvi, Ajay (World Bank, 2009-02-01)
    Much technical assistance aimed at building capacity has failed to deliver the results sought. The article examines the causes and the possible solutions.
  • Social Issue-Oriented BoP Business and Japanese Companies 

    Kogiso, Mari; Matsuo, Mia; Hiramoto, Tokutaro (World Bank, 2008-06-01)
    Shows how by engaging local companies Sumitomo could capitalize on a business opportunity while providing malaria prevention.
  • Pacific Islands Under Threat! 

    Kearney, Geraldine (World Bank, 2008-04-01)
    Highlights the plight of Pacific Islanders due to rising sea levels and storm surges and the message they brought to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali.
  • Microfinance 

    McKee, Katharine (World Bank, 2008-04-01)
    Focuses on the role of microfinance at the community level in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping vulnerable, low-income populations adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  • Achieving Low Carbon Growth For The World 

    Stern, Lord Nicholas; Noble, Ian (World Bank, 2008-04-01)
    States that global actions for climate change must be effective, efficient and equitable and that developed countries must provide resources for implementing actions in developing countries.
  • Developing the Local Supply Chain for the Contract of the Century 

    Ismayilov, Ibrahim; Taghiyev, Samir; Godunova, Olga; Mirmotahari, Farzin (World Bank, 2008-06-01)
    Summarizes how a BP/IFC partnership helped develop linkages between Azerbaijani SMEs and the global oil and gas industry.
  • Lighting Africa 

    Theriault, Katia; Madeira, Lindsay; Avato, Patrick (World Bank, 2008-06-01)
    Describes industry efforts to transform and accelerate the off-grid lighting market and extend benefits to the poor, with the support of the World Bank Group.