The Ferizaj Four at UPSHIFT, a workshop that enables youth to build and lead solutions to a social challenge in their community. Photo: UNICEF/Njomza Kadriu Social enterprises have plenty of…

Jose Manuel Romero, Jeremy Hockenstein, Hana Sahatqija |

Even if the technologies are available, businesses and individuals often lack the necessary skills to use them. And these skill gaps exist at multiple levels. (Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank) As we…

Luc Christiaensen, Siddhartha Raja |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English التكنولوجيا ماكينة عظيمة لإيجاد الوظائف. لكن هل ستكون الوظائف الجديدة أفضل أم أسوأ؟ (بعدسة: جون هوغ/ البنك الدولي) تركز أغلب المناقشات التي تدور حول…

Siddhartha Raja, Luc Christiaensen, Esteve Sala |

Technology is a great job-creating machine. But will these new jobs be better or worse? (Photo: John Hogg / World Bank) Most of the discussion about the future of work focuses on how many jobs…

Siddhartha Raja, Luc Christiaensen, Esteve Sala |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Numbers don’t lie. That’s why, in our day-to-day lives, we rely heavily on numbers from household surveys, from national accounts, and from other traditional sources to describe the world around…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

Цифры не врут. Вот почему в нашей повседневной жизни мы в значительной степени полагаемся на цифры, полученные в результате обследований домашних хозяйств, на основе данных национальных счетов, а…

Giorgia DeMarchi |

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 |

Leonarda Dibrani, c’est cette élève de 15 ans que la France a expulsé vers le Kosovo, avec sa famille. Au-delà des retombées politiques de cette expulsion, qui a eu pour cadre un bus scolaire, le…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |