Major International Reports in 2013
I am proud to have helped shape two excellent reports that appeared in May 2013 from the World Bank and its partners.
On May 27, the Bank's Center for Mediterranean Integration in Marseille, in partnership with the European Investment Bank and the Islamic Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization, published Transforming Arab Economies: Traveling the Knowledge and Innovation Road. I edited the entire text, translated major portions of the text from French into English, and managed the layout of the full report.
On May 28, the World Bank published the first major report in a long-term international collaborative effort, initiated by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to provide access to reliable electricity for the 1.2 billion people in the world who don't have it, while also increasing energy efficiency and raising the share of renewables in global energy consumption. The work that I edited creates a framework for tracking progress toward those goals over the coming decades.