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 |

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 |

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 |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English | Español | Français تواجه النساء مخاطر ضخمة في البيئات المتأثرة بالصراعات. لكنهن أثبتن أنهن أطرافاً فاعلة، وتحافظ تدخلاتهن على الأمن الاقتصادي أو قد…

Katherine C. Heller, Rachel Perks |

Sovereign difficulties have divided financial markets in the Euro area, thereby increasing differences in bank lending rates across countries. Policy makers in both Brussels and Frankfurt are…

Matija Laco |

I recently visited a math classroom in Frumusani, Romania, where half of the students are Roma. It's critically important for all countries to invest in education in order to stay competitive…

Jim Yong Kim |

Photo: ElishaCasas, Flickr Creative CommonsAn increasing number of countries are developing national strategies for financial education and implementing programs to enhance people’s financial…

Siegfried Zottel |