Recent World Bank investment climate surveys find that the top two constraints for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa are access to finance and access to energy. Given that SMEs…

Simon Bell, Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies, Jonathan Coony |

Singapore delivers for its talented entrepreneurs by extending assistance, financing, and incentives. In the last decade, Singapore has invested more than US$22 billion into helping companies…

Paramita Dasgupta |

How does my pension fund invest my money? More and more people around the world are asking this question. As the global population ages, it has becoming increasingly important to ensure that…

Fiona Stewart |

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Tenho uma sobrinha de 12 anos. Ao parar para pensar que ela poderia por lei se casar em muitos países, inclusive no Brasil, fico estarrecida. Embora o dado possa parecer…

Paula Tavares |

América Latina, en la encrucijada de la política monetaria/ Banco Mundial  Cuando asumí el cargo de Economista Jefe para Latinoamérica y el Caribe en el Banco Mundial hace casi un año, una de las…

Carlos Végh |

La población urbana crece rápidamente y las decisiones que toman los gobiernos locales en el día de hoy respecto a la gestión de sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) tendrán un…

Min Jung Kwon, Lisa Yao, Silpa Kaza, Sara Mills-Knapp, Beatriz Eraso Puig |

Economic analysis suggests that the next impetus for growth in India's economy will come from micro, small, medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) and startups. A slew of programs announced in…

Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, Ashutosh Tandon |

Tourists have long flocked to the Caribbean to enjoy the turquoise water, island landscapes and diverse cultural experiences. While these trips are vacations for travelers, tourism is the  driving…

Louise Twining-Ward, John Perrottet, Cecile Niang |