“Ask anyone you meet on the street whether political risk has risen in the last few years, and you’d likely get a convincing yes, ” a high official from Canada’s Export Development Center recently...

Laura Gómez-Mera, Gonzalo Varela |

International trade has a critical role to play in environmental protection and the effort to mitigate climate change. While it certainly isn’t always framed this way, it is important to realize...

Miles McKenna, Jaime de Melo, Mariana Vijil |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of...

Miles McKenna |

In February, the United Nations named 2013 the Year of Quinoa and made the president of Bolivia and the first lady of Peru special ambassadors to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....

Jose Daniel Reyes, Julia Oliver |

Also available in English En el contexto de una ralentización global, y la búsqueda de una solución balanceada al crecimiento ecónomico,  aquí les presento algunos aportes a la conversación. Todos...

Oscar Calvo-González |

Also available in English 'Made in Latin America'. ¿No sería esta una etiqueta genial? — una que gradualmente dejaría de asociarse a algún imaginario producto latinoamericano hasta...

Hasan Tuluy |

Compare South Korea and Malaysia in 1970 and compare them again in 2009. South Korea was a third poorer back then and is now three times richer. Even more remarkable has been South Korea’s ability...

Philip Schellekens |

When thinking about development, I always look for opportunities for cross learning between regions. Having lived in and traveled extensively in East Asia and having worked in the South Asia...

Joe Qian |

Unfortunately, we start this roundup as we did the last – with more economic bad news. Exports dropped 2.8 percent and imports declined 21 percent in China on annualized basis in December. Also,...

James Seward |

The December export numbers for China showed a 2.8 percent decline from the year before. This was the worst showing in a decade, but better than the 4-5 percent decline expected by the business...

David Dollar |