June 2016: In this talk, Lead Environmental Economist Susmita Dasgupta presented new projections of the impact of climate change on the poor in coastal Bangladesh through 2050 from cyclonic inundation, river salinity, and soil salinity.
Smarter approaches to combating crime and violent extremism | Development institutions can take action now to boost peace in Syria | New model estimates the size of illicit activity and laundered assets in Colombia | Income disparities for marginalized groups fell during the post-apartheid period | The heavy psychological burden of reconciliation in Sierra Leone | Risk aversion increased sharply in the wake of 2008 post-election conflict in Kenya | Improving election quality in post-war Liberia
June 2016: The annual Research Academy competition identifies the top new research papers based on their technical quality, originality, and policy relevance. The three winning papers address youth unemployment, energy use, and competitiveness.
Uwe Deichmann is an economic geographer in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. His recent work has included issues of urban development, the role of infrastructure in promoting regional growth, and the impacts of natural hazards and global change on economic development. He was a principal author of the World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography.