Even in the most challenging places, investment and growth are possible. And of all the places most in need of development, the Sahel must sit near the top of the list.

Aliou Maiga |

Même dans les régions les plus difficiles du monde, l’investissement et la croissance demeurent possibles. Et de toutes les régions ayant le plus besoin de développement, le Sahel figure en haut…

Aliou Maiga |

] 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 |

Boat passengers in rural Bangladesh. Photo credit: Erik Nora When my team and I saw this boat passing by us in July 2013 in rural Bangladesh, near the border with Mizoram, Northeast India, and…

Diep Nguyen-Van Houtte |

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 |