Stories with a special message

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
Winning a literary competition can be the defining moment in a writer's career, offering much-needed assurance that a personal vision is meaningful to others. In Argentina last March, 18 young writers experienced the thrill of recognition, receiving diplomas and medals for short stories that were selected from among 534 entries in a national competition.

Improving education in Panama

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Strenghthening the Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Training federal and state employees in Brazil

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Job placement in Belize

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Management training in Guyana

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Credit, technology and agriculture

Sunday, June 1, 1997 - 03:00
Mention the name Norman Borlaug, and you will probably get a blank stare. How is it that this 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner--creator of the Green Revolution, a man credited with saving more human lives than any other person in history--is a virtual unknown except among fellow agronomists?

A high-technology incubator

Sunday, June 1, 1997 - 03:00
When Intel Corporation announced that it had selected Costa Rica as the site of a new $300 million microprocessor plant last November, many observers thought the Central American country had pulled off an incredible marketing coup.

Does globalization hurt wage earners?

Sunday, June 1, 1997 - 03:00
As the world economy has become increasingly tightly knit over the past decade, the wage gap has widened between high-skilled and low-skilled workers. It would seem safe to conclude that the two trends are linked.

Agriculture in an open market

Sunday, June 1, 1997 - 03:00
Researchers have devoted considerable attention to analyzing the impact of macroeconomic policy reforms on stabilization in Latin American countries. But until recently, relatively little has been known about the effects of these reforms on the agriculture and the rural sectors. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is now seeking to fill the gap through its research program, "Macroeconomic Policy Reforms and Regional Trade Pacts in Latin America."