Walid and Saida drive home the story of social & economic exclusion in #Tunisia

by Rashmee

Posted on December 12, 2017


Thanks to Carine Clert of the World Bank, there’s a good way to understand Tunisia’s situation six years after the Arab Spring. Ms Clert, who looks at social protection and jobs in the Middle East and North Africa region for the World Bank, has written about Walid, 30, and his wife Saida, 28. They have … Continue reading “Walid and Saida drive home the story of social & economic exclusion in #Tunisia”

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Here’s a shocker: An economist who uses plain English and cooking metaphors

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2016


Paul Romer, who will be the World Bank’s new chief economist, appears to be a rare practitioner of the disciple of economics. He wants to speak and write clearly in the hopes of being properly understood. In other words, he is not one of those that the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher described as … Continue reading “Here’s a shocker: An economist who uses plain English and cooking metaphors”

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Cruelest blow if Trump stopped migrants sending money home. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on April 27, 2016


Not too long ago, Donald Trump suggested he would force Mexico to pay for ‘The Wall’ by withholding the repatriation of Mexican workers’ remittances from the US. That would not be legal. And it may be impossible to enforce. But hypothetically speaking, if it happened, that would be one of the single biggest blows to … Continue reading “Cruelest blow if Trump stopped migrants sending money home. Here’s why”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK