Effective management of European Union (EU) funds is not only high on the agenda of the new EU member states but also of the Western Balkan countries that are progressing in the EU integration…

Maya V. Gusarova, Naida Carsimamovic Vukotic |

Effective management of European Union (EU) funds is not only high on the agenda of the new EU member states but also of the Western Balkan countries that are progressing in the EU integration…

Maya V. Gusarova, Naida Carsimamovic Vukotic |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |

版本: English  纵观人类有文字可考的历史,99%的人从未发明过一样东西。不过,一个人们普遍认同的事实是:经济福祉长期、持续增长源自人的创造力和创新力。就这一点而言,过去700万年中的普通人或绝大多数人为可能做到的事情提供了完全误导的指引。 平均定律若应用不当,则会带来误导信息。 这就是每个国家似乎想法设法鼓励人们创造和创新的原因所在,也是每个国家希望获得诺贝尔奖的原因所在,…

Danny Quah |

International trade has a critical role to play in environmental protection and the effort to mitigate climate change. While it certainly isn’t always framed this way, it is important to realize…

Miles McKenna, Jaime de Melo, Mariana Vijil |

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates…

Dereje Ketema Wolde |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

Finding and keeping a job, and even participating in the labor market, is harder if you are a woman than if you are a man living in the Western Balkans. This is a conclusion I can draw from my…

Ellen Goldstein |

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 |

L’économie mondiale commence enfin à émerger de la crise financière. Le taux de croissance du PIB mondial est estimé à 2, 4 % pour 2013 et il devrait s’élever à 3, 2 % cette année. Cette…

Jim Yong Kim |