World Bank Country Manager for Romania Elisabetta Capannelli and her daughter,  who was an orphan in Manilla before joining Capannelli's family. Reeling from a long year of work and toil,…

Elisabetta Capannelli |

The conventional wisdom is that low world prices for oil only hurt rich exporting countries, while generating a windfall for poor net importer economies. However, in Central Asia, the story is…

Aurelien Kruse |

Russia’s economic woes continue: the recession deepened in the first half of 2015, severely impacting households, while the economy continued to adjust to the 2014 terms-of-trade shock, which saw…

Birgit Hansl |

Pope Francis became the first Pope to address the UN General Assembly and US Congress It has been a fascinating time to be in the United States and watch as the media and American public were…

Adam Russell Taylor |

How can we better understand and reach Armenia’s poor? This is a question that my colleagues and I, along with Armenia’s National Statistical Service (NSS) are asking, as we ponder the experiences…

Nistha Sinha, Moritz Meyer |

By Michael Carter of the University of California-Davis and the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Sarah Janzen of Montana State University Recent climate-related natural disasters,…

Michael Carter |