Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

ISTOCK Gracias a Internet y los avances tecnológicos de la última década, hoy en día es posible estudiar en las universidades más prestigiosas del mundo a una fracción del costo o incluso de…

Ana I. Aguilera |

Understanding macroeconomic volatility part 3Read parts 1 & 2
There’s good evidence that a country’s level of financial development affects the impact of volatility on economic growth,…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Tanto en los pueblos rurales más pequeños de Bangladesh como en los grandes y bulliciosos centros urbanos de El Cairo o Estambul, las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes) son vitales para las…

Bertrand Badré |

从孟加拉国农村地区最小的村庄到开罗或伊斯坦布尔等喧闹的大都市,中小企业是全世界伊斯兰社区的命脉,可使地方经济保持活力。 1997年,我主持召开了关于伊斯兰金融的专题研讨会。这使我首次对撬动伊斯兰金融资本助推中小企业成长的潜力产生了兴趣。近二十年后,我再次有幸在上个月伊斯坦布尔组织召开的“为中小企业撬动伊斯兰金融资本”研讨会上就该议题发表演讲。本次研讨会由世界银行集团、土耳其财政部、…

Bertrand Badré |

  من أصغر قرى بنغلادش إلى المركز الحضرية الضخمة المزدحمة كالقاهرة أو اسطنبول، تمثل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة شريان الحياة للمجتمعات الإسلامية حول العالم حيث تجعل الاقتصاد المحلي مفعما بالحياة. بدأ…

Bertrand Badré |

From the smallest rural villages in Bangladesh to the large, bustling metropolitan centers of Cairo or Istanbul, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of Islamic communities around…

Bertrand Badré |