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Member blogs include thematic articles of 600-800 words on books or research by members, or human interest stories by members. To submit a thematic blog write to the relevant TG chair; for human interest blogs write to 1818society@wbgalumni.org, with “Blog Proposal” in the subject line.

Pricing the Urban Water Supply Service to Please (almost) Everybody
June 1, 2022 | Alain Loccusol

Pricing the urban water supply service is a complex exercise that aims at achieving competing objectives. Cost recovery.  Piped water has some

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The Art Market at Times of Global Uncertainty
June 1, 2022 | Andrés Solimano

We live in uncertain times: the world is emerging from the main effects of the Covid-19 pandemic but is affected now by

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DIG DEEP: Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
June 1, 2022 | Diana Corbin

When I tell someone I have completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, they ask: WHAT is that? WHY would anyone

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Original World Bank Cost-Efficiency Indicators: Then & Now
May 4, 2022 | Bill Katzenstein

The Bank’s first review of its expenses in relation to lending, conducted in 1955, centered on three graphs illustrating the record of

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Social Development in the World Bank
May 3, 2022 | Scott Guggenheim

“To give you an idea of how it felt then while trying to bring anthropology’s message to a rather agnostic and sceptical

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A Passion for Home-made Bread
May 1, 2022 | Mark Woodward

In retirement I have become passionate about baking naturally fermented bread with freshly milled, whole grain flour.  When I retired some 6

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Food for All
April 8, 2022 | Uma Lele, Manmohan Agarwal, Brian Baldwin, and Sambuddha Goswami

Our book arose out of several mutually reinforcing concerns: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unlikely to be achieved by 2030, given the

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The Urgent Need to Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!
April 7, 2022 | Alan S. Miller

I was privileged to work on climate change issues in the World Bank Group for 16 years, from 1997 to 2014.  Since

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Volunteering: A Life’s Inspiration
April 6, 2022 | Mavee Park and Mike James

Secrets to a long life? Pick your poison or passion: from drinking whiskey, eating bacon(!), exercise, hanging out with friends,… As Ralph Burgess Tarrant, a 110yr old

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