Photo: Debbie Hildreth Pisarcik | Flickr Creative Commons Several years ago, after almost two decades at various investment banks, I joined the World Bank’s Financial Solutions team. I had always…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

It’s not always easy to convince the private sector to participate in public infrastructure projects—especially in developing countries and emerging economies. Why is this a problem? Because there…

Pankaj Gupta |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

في اليوم العالمي للسكان الذي حل الأسبوع الماضي، كنت أفكر في البهجة التي يجلبها الأطفال وفي حق المرأة في أن تقرر توقيت إنجابهم. فهذا الأمر يهم المرأة بقدر مايهم المجتمع كله. لايمكن أن تكون هناك…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

Registered nurses look after newborns at a maternity hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Last week on World Population Day, I was thinking of the joy of children and the…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Des infirmières veillent sur des nouveaux-nés dans une maternité à Freetown, en Sierra Leone. © Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale La semaine dernière était l'occasion de célébrer la Journée…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Enfermeras cuidan a recién nacidos en un hospital de maternidad en Freetown, Sierra Leona. © Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial La semana pasada, cuando se celebró el Día Mundial de la Población, pensé…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Photo Credit: Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Compared to their investment needs, developing countries have very limited concessional financing available to them.…

Enrique Blanco Armas, Sebnem Erol Madan, Robert Schlotterer |

Registration at the Digital Youth Summit. DYS is an age and gender-inclusive diversified digital platform. Photo Credit: Digital Youth Summit Standing in line to sign up for the Digital Youth…

Priya Chopra |

In a previous blog we related how South Asia as a whole had improved the performance of its container ports since 2000 but had still struggled to catch up with other developed and developing…

Matias Herrera Dappe, Ancor Suárez-Alemán |