Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

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 |

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 |

Second Annual Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High-Level Assembly. Photo: World Bank When the world united around the historic Paris climate agreement, in 2015, the message was clear: It’s…

Catherine McKenna, Feike Sijbesma |

How a new green business facility in South Africa is connecting local companies to the global green economy Traditional trade mission functions are becoming obsolete. Over hors d'oeuvres,…

Aman Baboolal, Justine White |

The global economy is stagnating, and uncertainty about its future is rising. These trends weigh heavily on countries that depend on the production and export of a small range of products, or that…

Cecile Fruman |