Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

حين تفكر في البحر الكاريبي، تقفز إلى خاطرك صورة السماء الصحوة والشواطئ الخلابة. غير أن تلك المياه اللازوردية تخفي وراءها تاريخا يتعلق بزواج القاصرات، إنها ممارسة لاتزال مستمرة في مختلف أرجاء…

كافيل جوزيف |

Source: Bertelsmann Stiftung Sustainable development was once thought of as primarily a concern for the poorer, so-called “developing” countries. Today, with industrial civilization spreading…

Craig James Willy |

Street scene in Delmas, Haiti “Plantain nu eat like rice” — a Caribbean saying roughly translated as “Make do with what is available to you” — applies to the region’s experience with public-…

Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank Group professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain…

Miles McKenna |

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Kerry Natelege Crawford |