Syrian refugee students listen to their school teacher during math classes.  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​In Europe, the year 2015 will be remembered as the year of the “refugee crisis.”…

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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…

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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 |

版本: English 国际比较项目新数据与全球经济格局 世界银行上周发布的国际比较项目新报告将引发关于全球经济格局的大讨论。在某些方面,该报告挑战了传统观念,但在另一些方面,报告则强化了传统观念。 《经济学人》刊文指出,最突出变化在于中国崛起且有可能在2014年年底前成为世界第一大经济体。著名经济学家安格斯•麦迪森指出,美国于1872年成为世界第一大经济体,此后一直保持这一地位。…

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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 |

When you want to put money, ideas, innovation, and hard work together to increase food security, there’s nowhere better than the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program – GAFSP. Don’t just…

Rachel Kyte |

Only a very short time ago, we were drawing blank looks when we mentioned "natural capital accounting." This week at Rio, everyone is talking about it. Walls are plastered with flyers…

Rachel Kyte |

Read this post in Français, Español Taina Tagicakibau, permanent secretary for Fiji’s Environment Department, reaches out to a public audience during Rio +20 to explain the need for action to…

Rachel Kyte |