Jobs and wage growth have been the most important driver of poverty reduction globally, and Central Asia. In Tajikistan, for example, it has cut poverty by about two-thirds since 2003. In…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Photo: Andrés Scagliola, City of Montevideo While many of the struggles that LGBTI people face are all too familiar – violence, stigma, discrimination – we’ve just returned from the fourth Global…

Nicholas Menzies, Maninder Gill, Phil Crehan |

Photo credit: Jimmy Baikovicius Uruguay stands out in Latin America and the Caribbean for the significant and early progress it achieved in terms of social protection. Now gaining global attention…

Till Johannes Hartmann, Courtney Price Ivins |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |

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

Miles McKenna |

Antigua may mean old in Spanish, but what has been accomplished here looks quite modern. In this colonial city, a living example of Guatemala’s Mayan heritage, surrounded by mountains and…

Sergio Jellinek |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |

También disponible en español, portuguese, francésOver the past two decades the region has significantly raised the level of the conversation and awareness around the issue, developing national…

Keith Hansen, Carmen Carpio |

También disponible en español 'Made in Latin America'. Wouldn't that be a great label? --one that would slowly work its way out of the realm of some imaginary Latin American…

Hasan Tuluy |