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· August, 2006

Stories about Development from August, 2006

Nigeria: Brain Gain

Unlike many countries, Nigeria is richly endowed with human and natural resources. But it’s lagging behind, in terms of development. Many emerging rich countries, Nkem Ifejika argues, are taking advantage...

Bahamas: Flat-earth policies

Riffing off of Thomas Friedman's bestseller, The Earth is Flat, Larry Smith discusses the Bahamas’ unpreparedness for participation in the current and future world order.

Serbia: Unemployment and Low Salaries

While Serbian citizens are preoccupied with bare survival, the country's media and politicians focus on the need to extradite individuals wanted by the Hague tribunal. A few days ago, Serbian...

Georgia: Gangster's Paradise

Carpetblogger reports on Batumi, the capital of the Georgian region of Ajaria, saying that autonomy was far from kind to the city.

Belize: Caye Caulker

Lee Vanderwalker posts some sepia-toned photos and a “technology timeline” of Caye Caulker, Belize.

Cambodia: Web Portal and Destructive People

Vutha in Cambodia is upset with people who are causing disruptions in a community web portal project. The project known as the Community Information Center Webportal Cambodia (CIC webportal) was...

Armenia: Dead Villages

Onnik Krikorian has numerous new posts covering his recent visit to Lachin. Among them are ones on Ditsmayri and Herik, two dead villages in the region.

Barbados: Development double standards

The Mulllins Bay Blog slams the double standard that allows wealthy developers to construct destructive barriers of dubious utility on the seashore, while “the few small home owners remaining in...

Ethiopia: PM theorises on African development

Guest blogger Gooch sharpened his satirical spear as he described a new book by Ethiopia's prime minister Meles Zenawi on Weichegud! ET Politics. “Here he is, running one of the...

Africa: An inefficient method of allocating resources

“It does not take advanced training in economics to know that corruption is an inefficient method of allocating resources …” says BusinessinAfrica report, Paiting Africa with the corruptor's brush, cited...

Nigeria: Solar-powered fish project

A fishing village in Nigeria uses solar powered driers to dry their fish, reports Black Looks: “Bishop Kodji, a small fishing and canoe carving island in the Atlantic Ocean off...

Singapore: Rod Steiger of South East Asia

Enterprise Resilience Management Blog compares Singapore to Hollywood actor Rod Steiger. Steiger took on a wide variety of roles across genres making him the most connected actor. “Connectivity is also...

Kenya: Disagreeing with Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs argues that giving birth to less poor people is the best course of action in the future. Bullets and Honey does not think so.

Cuba: It's not the US economy

The real problem with the Cuban economy, says Luis M. Garcia, is not the US embargo. . . .

Russia: 113 Houses in Sokol

Copydude writes about the fate of Sokol, a Soviet-time “intellectuals’ thinkpark” near Moscow, and a common belief that “in St. Petersburg, the woman sweeping the yard will stop to discuss...

Antigua & Barbuda: Property tax

Claudia Ruth Francis considers a new property tax imposed by the government and its impact on locals in Antigua and Barbuda.

Cambodia: Internet Experience Workshop

Cambodian cyberkid DeeDee attends an Internet Experience Sharing Workshop and blogs about it. DeeDee is a school student who represents the younger Cambodians who are exploiting the internet for infomation...

Central Asia & Caucasus: 15 Years of Independence

neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Serbia: Travel Observations

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has visited Serbia and Republika Srpska and shares his observations. Here's one on Belgrade: “Belgrade's educated middle class has undergone a diaspora to western Europe...

A tale of two Ethiopian books

It was a tale of two books in Ethiopia’s blogosphere over the past two weeks. The first book, catchily titled African Development: Dead Ends and New Beginnings (PDF of the...

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