] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com In many parts of the world, the sharing economy is ever-present for individuals, allowing them to use personal assets—for example, houses and cars—to their…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com Во многу делови од светот, економијата на споделување е општо присутна за поединците, овозможувајќи им најрационално да ги користат своите лични средства – на…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com Në shumë pjesë të botës, individët shfrytezojnë të ashtuquajturën “ekonomia e ndarjes” (sharing economy), që u lejon atyre të përdorimin e pasurive personale…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com U mnogim delovima sveta,  ekonomija deljenja je sveprisutna za pojedince, i omogućava im da koriste lična sredstva – na primer, kuće i automobile – da ostvare…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

The former Yugoslavia was mainly known for its not-so-successful and cheap cars, primarily the Yugo. In its review of the 50 worst cars of all time, Time magazine referred to the Yugo GV as the “…

John Mackedon, Lazar Šestović |

教育是当今时代消除极度贫困的最有效的手段之一。然而,如今世界上仍有1.21亿儿童没有上学。由于贫困、性别障碍、偏远和残疾等原因,这些青少年是最难触及到的。我们必须共同做出新的努力,让所有儿童都能进入课堂。 除了提升入学率和教育机会外,我们还面临着一个更大的难题:如何确保在校儿童真正掌握知识。一个令人悲哀的事实是,大多数教育体系并没有服务好最贫困的儿童。据估计全世界有2.…

金墉 |

التعليم هو أحد السبل المضمونة لإنهاء الفقر المدقع في عصرنا. ومع ذلك، لازال هناك 121 مليون طفل متسللين من التعليم وخارج المدارس اليوم. وهؤلاء الشباب هم الأصعب فيما يتعلق بالوصول إليهم، بسبب الفقر،…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

[[tweetable]]Education is one of the surest means to end extreme poverty in our time.[[/tweetable]] Yet, 121 million children today remain out of school. These young people are the hardest to…

Jim Yong Kim |

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…

Kaori Niina, Miles McKenna |