January 2018: Providing widows and divorcees a secure foothold in societies where they are particularly disadvantaged is central to the broader struggle for gender equality. Story | Video | Presentation
September 2017: Recent successes at reducing extreme poverty mean countries must now tackle increasingly complex tasks to sustain their momentum. Building state capability will be the defining challenge for development in the decades to come. Story | Video | Brief| Research on Governance
October 2017: The growth of cities could be one of the greatest forces for ending poverty and creating opportunity in the 21st century. But if urbanization is poorly planned and managed cities can become crowded, disconnected, and costly. Story | Video | Presentation | Research on Urbanization
Eric Mvukiyehe is an Economist in the the Development Research Group, where he leads an impact evaluation program on Fragility, Conflict and Violence—a portfolio of 35 impact evaluations in over 25 countries. His research focuses on the political economy of post-conflict reconstruction, labor markets, civil service reforms, and female empowerment.