RECOMMENDED ECONOMIC READING
Ka-chiiing ! I'm in the process of trying to clear the decks with previously promised blogging posts this week, since work responsibilities have lightened, which I will get to this evening. However a few of superbly informative posts on emerging markets issues demand your attention, both of which connect to the role of the World Bank:
For the Arabists among ye, Collounsbury
has a two part series analyzing MENA market problems and structure. He's really sharing on the ground insights here.Part I. Practical Comments on World Bank MENA Development
andPart II. Practical Comments on World Bank MENA Development
The esteemed Pundita
has developed and tied together themes from her previous postings on organized crime, international aid and debt issues and democratic reform to discuss plans the West has for Africa.
"Crooked Governments Beware and the US lowers the boom on UN
Pundita has been hitting the Transnational Organized Crime
issue hard lately, so much so that I feel compelled to bone up on the subject which I've regarded as marginal in the past. In fact, she's forcing me to stop and re-think some of my premises in terms of current national security threat estimation. I'll have some thoughts about her post later tonight.