Growing a business is not easy, and for women firm owners the challenges can be acute, especially when they are poor and run subsistence level firms. In developing countries, 22 percent of women…

Mayra Buvinic, Joao Montalvao, Amy Copley |

Mengembangkan sebuah usaha bukanlah sesuatu yang mudah. Terlebih bagi perempuan yang memiliki suatu usaha, ini merupakan tantangan yang besar, khususnya ketika kondisi mereka miskin dan usahanya…

Mayra Buvinic, Joao Montalvao, Amy Copley |

It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster…

Philippe H. Le Houérou |

In November 2016, we published the “Practical Guide for Measuring Retail Payment Costs”, an innovative methodology that can be customized to country needs and circumstances, without losing the…

Holti Banka |

Photo: Ashim D'silva | Unsplash  From “Billions to Trillions”, to the Hamburg Principles and Ambitions, to Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD), [[tweetable]]mobilizing private capital to…

Towfiqua Hoque |

When people spend money, their decisions are often influenced by the desire to signal wealth and attain social status. This insight is not entirely new – even Adam Smith, in the Wealth of Nations…

Martin Kanz |

Kabupaten Bojonegoro di Jawa Timur berencana memperbaiki manajemen publik agar layanan umum membaik, termasuk kesehatan ibu. Di Indonesia masa pasca desentralisasi, sebagian besar tanggung jawab…

Zaki Fahmi, Daan Pattinasarany |

The district of Bojonegoro in East Java is planning to improve public management for better services, such as maternal health care. In post decentralization Indonesia, the responsibility to…

Zaki Fahmi, Daan Pattinasarany |

Globally, around 2 billion people do not use formal financial services. In Southeast Asia, there are 264 million adults who are still “unbanked”; many of them save their money under the mattress…

José de Luna-Martínez |

City and traffic lights at sunset in Jakarta, Indonesia Translation of PPP Reference Guide into Bahasa Indonesia strongly supports national PPP delivery efforts Indonesia’s strategy to become one…

Sinthya Roesly |