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Irene Among, Michael Mutemi Munavu |

Aracelis owns a hair salon in Santo Domingo. Like all the other owners of the nearly 20, 000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Dominican Republic, she dreams about making her…

John Martin Wilson, Annabel González |

A fruit and vegetable stand in Kampala. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank According to The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, Africa is forecasted to produce just 100 million new jobs by 2035, while…

Michelle Kaffenberger, Munshi Sulaiman, Dianne Calvi |

Africa will have more people joining the labor force over the next 20 years than the rest of the world combined. Photo credit: World Bank For every software developer in the United States, there…

Esteve Sala |

Global Value Chains are a win-win for firms that enjoy greater efficiency, productivity, and profits while they create better jobs (Photo by Jonathan Ernst / World Bank)   Global Value Chains (GVC…

Ruchira Kumar |

Photo: Sarah Farhat/World Bank Group What exactly do we mean by green growth? For us, it’s not just about riding bikes and planting trees. The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) defines green…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

Since 2008, the share of manufacturing in GDP across Africa has stagnated at around 10%, calling into question if African economies have undergone structural transformation vital to sustained…

Francois Steenkamp, Christopher Rooney |

This is the tenth in our job market paper series this year. In developing countries, the high costs of credit along with varied impediments to saving, make it challenging for people to raise large…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

[[tweetable]]Uganda’s refugee laws are among the most progressive in the world. [[/tweetable]]As the third largest host country in Africa with over 568, 000 refugees, Uganda’s approach of giving…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Better educated women secure brighter futures for themselves and lift entire households out of poverty. While Hillary Clinton is cracking the glass ceiling, if not yet shattering it entirely, in…

Keiko Inoue |