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  • Reply to: Populism and development policy   5 days 9 hours ago

    Excellent blog on a central issue of the day. An important time for the institution to live up to these values, in form and substance.

  • Reply to: Populism and development policy   5 days 9 hours ago

    Thank you Rasmus!

  • Reply to: Populism and development policy   5 days 13 hours ago

    Very thoughtful piece, thanks Varun! I don't recall seeing the values underpinning our work to promote development quite so elegantly expressed anywhere else.

  • Reply to: Pro-market activism: A new role for the state in promoting access to finance   2 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi Sergio, Facundo,

    I enjoyed the blog post. It was interesting to read about this new view of financial development.

    Financial inclusion remains as an unfinished agenda for many developing countries, and this ‘pro-market activism’ approach will definitely shed light on how governments can approach challenges better.

    Public banks, along with their market infrastructure and correspondent banking networks, stand out as cost-effective ways to reach remote communities; however, delivering financial services to those communities is just part of the solution; I believe governments should pay more attention on financial literacy to increase access to finance.

    Great post! I am looking forward to reading the book to learn more about the pro-market activism approach. Thanks for sharing the link.

  • Reply to: Using satellite data to gauge terrorist incomes   1 month 4 days ago

    awesome work Toan - this is great - somehow we need to integrate more into country engagement.