A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

there's something electric on the horizon in Turkey Uruguay. Peru. The U.S. State of Maine. South Korea. Portugal. A number of places around the world have made very large, (hopefully)…

Michael Trucano |

يوجد في العالم اليوم 842 مليون جائع. ومع اقتراب عدد سكان العالم من 9 مليارات نسمة بحلول عام 2050، سيزداد الطلب على الغذاء باطراد، الأمر الذي يستلزم تحقيق تحسينات مستمرة في الإنتاجية الزراعية. فمن…

José Cuesta |

Participez au tchat sur Twitter pour discuter des prix alimentaires mondiaux,  le 4 décembre à 16h00,  heure de Paris, Tunis et Kinshasa (soit 10h00, heure de Washington). Suivez le compte @…

José Cuesta |

En la actualidad, 842 millones de personas pasan hambre en el planeta. La demanda de alimentos seguirá creciendo a medida que la población mundial se aproxime a 9000 millones de habitantes para…

José Cuesta |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand…

José Cuesta |

Talk about timing! This week has seen back-to-back initiatives that underscore the growing importance of Islamic finance – and the significant role that the World Bank Group can play in unleashing…

Abayomi Alawode |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |

A cup of coffee in Caracas costs almost 200 times a liter of gasoline. Households in Turkey paid 74 times more than their Egyptian counterparts for bottled cooking gas in early 2013. The price…

Masami Kojima |