January 2015: Trade integration is a critical catalyst for development, but can generate unequal gains. Trade can help achieve the twin goals provided that policy makers manage its distributional impact—ideally through appropriate domestic policies.
June 2015: When Tunisia’s former president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, fell from power during the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisian authorities found themselves in possession of a rare archive of financial mischief—a unique paper trail of people (in power) using their clout to make more money than they should.
June 2015: “...when people move, many other wonderful things happen. People’s movements are closely related to education and gender issues, transfer of cultural norms, environment and crime, and almost every issue you can think of related to development." Caglar Ozden, Conference Organizer