Imagine having to skip work every month to travel to the city center just to pay your electricity bill or your child’s school fee? Would you not worry if your income relied on remittances and you…

Leora Klapper, Ruth Goodwin-Groen |

Maasai women make, sell and display their bead work in Kajiado, Kenya. 2010. Photo: © Georgina Goodwin/World Bank Kenya’s financial sector has expanded rapidly over the last decade and lending to…

Gunhild Berg, Edoardo Totolo, Michael J. Fuchs |

During SIWI World Water Week 2015, World Bank Group Lead Infrastructure Specialist, Richard MacGeorge,  presented on the challenges of financing for development in the water sector. It’s been 27…

Richard MacGeorge |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

从孩提起,Gircilene Gilca de Castro就梦想拥有一家自己的企业,并为创办该企业付出了艰苦努力。此后,她在巴西创办了一家食品服务公司。起初,该公司只有两名雇员和一名顾客。此时,她认识到,自己需要更多地了解如何推动企业成长。为此,她找到了合适的教育和培训指导机会,也掌握了新的企业管理方法。

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

تحلم "جيرسيلان جيلكا دي كاسترو" منذ طفولتها بامتلاك شركة خاصة بها، إلا أن تحويل حلمها إلى واقع ملموس كان بمثابة رحلة كفاح. فلم تكن شركتها الناشئة المتخصصة في مجال خدمات الطعام في…

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

​Since childhood,  Gircilene Gilca de Castro dreamed of owning her own business, but struggled to get it off the ground. Her fledgling food service company in Brazil had only two employees and one…

Jin-Yong Cai, Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Dina Powell |

This week at the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, we’ve seen the birth of a new era in global health financing.   The World Bank Group, together with our…

Tim Evans |

A New Era for Every Woman, Every Child This week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the Third International Financing for Development Conference, the United Nations, along with the World Bank Group…

Melanie Mayhew |