Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would…

Lucia Hanmer |

  [[tweetable]]Digital opportunities are the fuel of the new economy. They have significant impact on both the economy and society.[[/tweetable]] They contribute to growth, create jobs, are a key…

Boutheina Guermazi |

Sometimes, the drive comes from the senior echelons of government – a reform-minded government leader, an important minister or an agency head. At times, there is pressure from donors. Often, the…

Syed Akhtar Mahmood, Syed Estem Dadul Islam |

金融技术正在改变着全球金融行业,也为扩大面向低收入家庭的金融服务提供了可能——一直以来,这些家庭或承受不起此类服务或无法获得此类服务。金融技术改善发展中国家人民生活状况的潜力巨大,其带来的可能性及产生的影响同样巨大。 金融行业已开始采用不同方法运作;该行业的主流是采用新方法来收集、处理并使用信息。全新的各类主体正在进入这一领域。金融行业的方方面面——包括支付和基础设施、…

Joaquim Levy |

There are few better ways to reveal whether a government’s rhetoric matches reality than examining how it raises and spends public money. Are funds being spent on the things it said they would be…

Paolo de Renzio |

La technologie financière (Fintech) fait évoluer le secteur financier (a) dans le monde entier. Elle favorise aussi l’accès des ménages à bas revenu aux services financiers. Son potentiel et son…

Joaquim Levy |

Las tecnofinanzas—o FinTech en inglés— están cambiando el sector financiero (i) en todo el mundo. También están facilitando que los servicios financieros lleguen a las familias de bajos ingresos…

Joaquim Levy |

  [[tweetable]]التكنولوجيا المالية تغير القطاع المالي على نطاق عالمي وتساعد على تغطية الخدمات المالية للأسر منخفضة الدخل[[/tweetable]] التي لم تكن تمتلك الإمكانيات أو القدرة على الحصول على هذه…

Joaquim Levy |

Financial technology — or FinTech — is changing the financial sector on a global scale. It is also enabling the expansion of financial services to low-income families who have been unable to…

Joaquim Levy |