Ghana has suffered from large fiscal volatility around election cycles for the past two decades. This volatility has been identified as one of the key challenges for Ghana’s future development…

Michael Geiger, Arthur Mendes |

In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

It’s financial inclusion week—a series of events exploring "the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally"—making this a perfect time to launch the 2017 Global…

Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar, Jake Hess |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

In a 2009 paper, David McKenzie and coauthors Chris Woodruff and Suresh de Mel find that giving cash grants to male entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka has a positive and significant return, while giving…

Markus Goldstein |

Aussi loin que je m’en souvienne, quand on me demandait ce que je voulais faire plus tard, j’ai toujours su que je voulais travailler dans le champ du développement, même si, bien évidemment, ce…

Gloria M. Grandolini |

  « Ce qui pourrait vraiment m’aider à développer mon activité, c’est l’accès à un réseau électrique fiable », me disait récemment David, un petit chef d’entreprise de Lagos, au Nigéria. « Je suis…

Masami Kojima |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development…

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

“游戏规则改变者”对实现终结贫困和饥饿、确保每个儿童获得优质教育等部分最难实现的全球性目标将发挥何种作用? 亿万富翁、慈善家比尔·盖茨出席了世界银行集团春季会议,在关于如何为发展融资以使其发挥更大影响的发人深省的讨论过程中回答了这一问题。

多纳•巴恩 |

¿Qué podría constituir un factor de cambio para lograr algunos de los objetivos más difíciles en el mundo, como poner fin a la pobreza y el hambre, y garantizar que todos los niños reciban una…

Donna Barne |