The Bank is full of hot passion. Indeed we are expected to fight passionately in our work, and for a small group of us recently the subject of that passion has been tigers. Passion in the World Bank makes for noisy meetings, adrenalin and angst.
You probably have not yet heard of Fundación Paraguaya, but I have a hunch you'll be hearing a lot about them in the next few years.
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My colleagues over at the Doing Business Blog report on the second annual Reformers’ Club awards, which took place last week in New York. In attendance were representatives of the top ten reformer countries: Egypt, Croatia, Ghana, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, China, and Bulgaria. And what was the prize for all their hard work? They got to ring the bell of the New York Stock Exchange!
A recent study by Mastercard indicates that many cities in emerging markets are moving up in the rankings of the Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index (Hat tip: