In the last three decades, East Asia has reaped the demographic dividend. An abundant and growing labor force powered almost one-third of the region’s per capita income growth from the 1960s to…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly MALAYSIA has travelled far on the road to economic growth and shared prosperity. Using its natural resources, the country not only…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

El Niño is back and may be stronger than ever.   A wooden boat is seen stranded on the dry cracked riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia's East Java province…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Unprecedented economic growth in the last three decades propelled East Asia into an economic powerhouse responsible for a quarter of the world’s economy. Hundreds of millions of people across the…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

More than half of the world’s population lives in Asia and its robust growth is supporting the world economy.  After weathering well the 2008 crisis Asia is now in the spotlight with currencies…

Nataliya Mylenko, Donghyun Park |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

全世界有25亿人无法享受正规金融服务,其中包括80%的贫困人口,其日均生活费用不足2美元。小型企业处于类似的不利境地:多达2亿人表示,他们缺乏实现发展所需的融资。   正是这个原因, 身为世界银行员工的我们希望世界各地的男性和女性拥有可以使用的银行帐户或设备(例如手机),以便让他们储蓄以及汇款和收款。这是供人们管理财务生活的基本构件。    为什么如此重要呢?包容性金融有助于人们摆脱贫困,…

英卓华 |

Dans le monde, 2, 5 milliards de personnes n’ont toujours pas accès aux services financiers formels. Cette situation concerne 80 % de la population qui vit dans la pauvreté (à savoir avec moins de…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Unos 2500 millones de personas no tienen acceso a servicios financieros formales en el mundo, lo cual incluye al 80 % de los pobres, es decir aquellos que viven con menos de US$2 al día. Las…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |