Out of Intellectual Curiosity

    The 2008 Growth Report focuses on fast-growing countries. The Commission on Growth and Development, says World Bank Vice President Danny Leipziger, has a good reason for that. It is intellectual curiosity, the panel's vice chair says.

    About the author

    • Mark Maathuis

      Mark Maathuis worked as an international correspondent for United Press International and reported for several Dutch magazines and Web sites on American politics, the "war on terror" and legal issues. He holds two master's degrees, one in journalism from American University and the other in civil law from Leiden University. Mark joined Devex in November 2007 as a fellow in our Washington, D.C., office and continued to contribute to our Web site the following year. He is a native speaker of Dutch, fluent in English, proficient in French and German, and speaks basic Italian.