STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- I made a three-day trip to Sweden this week, meeting senior government officials in finance and development; addressing the Bank's Nordic-Baltic Governors and the Bank…

Jim Yong Kim |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images…

Erick Fernandes |

También disponible en español Since the Great Recession of 2008, there has been a widespread sense of malaise among the American middle class. Their incomes are close to stagnant, employment has…

Francisco Ferreira |

También disponible en español Chile has long been known as a superstar in liberalization reforms and innovative export-led growth strategies. The country successfully exports tourism and…

Sebastián Sáez, Julia Oliver |

Chile has long been known as a superstar in liberalization reforms and innovative export-led growth strategies. The country successfully exports tourism and transportation services. But these…

Sebastián Sáez, Julia Oliver |

The latest surge in eurozone fiscal tensions took place this week with the protests in Athens and Madrid bringing home the difficulties faced by the region's elected representatives as they…

Claudia Sepúlveda |

Introduction by Kalpana Kochhar, chief economist of the South Asia Region This summer, I wrote about keeping India’s promise alive and realizing its great potential. As I said then, energy reforms…

Ashish Khanna, Jyoti Shukla |

Also available in Español, Portuguese Do longer classroom hours equal good grades? Spending more time in school is a subject currently being discussed as one solution to improving students'…

Peter Holland |

Hammerby Sjöstad, in central Stockholm, is integrated urban water management in action. The district, which was intended to be an Olympic Village, once was an old industrial area, but it has been…

Michael Peter Steen Jacobsen |

For workers trying to get better jobs, skill certification systems offer a way to upgrade their skills to meet what the labor market is demanding and then get those skills recognized formally.…

Hernan Araneda |