In a surprising turn of events, a few weeks ago, Amazon canceled its plans to build a corporate campus in New York City after facing backlash from lawmakers, activists and union leaders voicing…

Hania Kronfol |

Tech startups and business angels are not what comes to mind when thinking of the Czech Republic (CR). Instead, this small central European country is known for its beer, scenic bridges crossing…

Anwar Aridi |

Starting a business is a risky endeavor and requires courage. It is also an opportunity. Whether this opportunity will materialize depends on how well the aspiring entrepreneur is prepared and how…

Andreja Marusic, Andrew Sherman |

A year ago, Farzana had no idea that an online business would so drastically change her life. She was drowning in debt with no way of repaying, worrying about her family’s financial future.…

Miles McKenna |

Also available in: Français Small group event at Incubons branch office Founded in January 2016, INCUBONS provides access to co-working spaces and free services to social enterprises and start-ups…

Alexandre Laure, Niamh O'Sullivan |

E-soko provides mobile farming tips, pricing and weather alerts to subscribers at a low monthly fee. The photo captures the crop performance difference between an E-soko user (left) and non- E-…

Elaine Tinsley, Natalia Agapitova |

Eco-Industrial Park in Republic of Korea. @KICO
Eco-industrial parks (EIP) refers to putting in place serviced industrial infrastructure conducive to attracting new investments, especially…

Sinem Demir, Ernesto Lopez-Cordova, Etienne Kechichian |

Digital entrepreneurs at the XL Africa Residency, Cape Town, South Africa. The World Bank Group has helped strengthen the ecosystem for digital entrepreneurs and seed digital incubators in several…

Natasha Kapil, Maja Andjelkovic, Zoe Lu |

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is often considered by economists and policymakers as integral to economic growth – a cornerstone of modernization, income growth and employment. Yet for many…

Amira Karim |

In recent years, Nepal has made the headlines for the wrong reasons. In April 2015, it was shaken by a huge earthquake that claimed thousands of lives and caused country-wide destruction.  In…

Taneem Ahad, Raihana Rabbany |