In the last three decades, East Asia has reaped the demographic dividend. An abundant and growing labor force powered almost one-third of the region’s per capita income growth from the 1960s to…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly MALAYSIA has travelled far on the road to economic growth and shared prosperity. Using its natural resources, the country not only…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

El Niño is back and may be stronger than ever.   A wooden boat is seen stranded on the dry cracked riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia's East Java province…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Tanto en los pueblos rurales más pequeños de Bangladesh como en los grandes y bulliciosos centros urbanos de El Cairo o Estambul, las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes) son vitales para las…

Bertrand Badré |

从孟加拉国农村地区最小的村庄到开罗或伊斯坦布尔等喧闹的大都市,中小企业是全世界伊斯兰社区的命脉,可使地方经济保持活力。 1997年,我主持召开了关于伊斯兰金融的专题研讨会。这使我首次对撬动伊斯兰金融资本助推中小企业成长的潜力产生了兴趣。近二十年后,我再次有幸在上个月伊斯坦布尔组织召开的“为中小企业撬动伊斯兰金融资本”研讨会上就该议题发表演讲。本次研讨会由世界银行集团、土耳其财政部、…

Bertrand Badré |

  من أصغر قرى بنغلادش إلى المركز الحضرية الضخمة المزدحمة كالقاهرة أو اسطنبول، تمثل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة شريان الحياة للمجتمعات الإسلامية حول العالم حيث تجعل الاقتصاد المحلي مفعما بالحياة. بدأ…

Bertrand Badré |

From the smallest rural villages in Bangladesh to the large, bustling metropolitan centers of Cairo or Istanbul, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of Islamic communities around…

Bertrand Badré |

In Mozambique in 2003, it took an entrepreneur 168 days to start a business. Today, it takes only 19 days. That kind of transformation has major implications for ambitious men and women who are…

Cecile Fruman |

Unprecedented economic growth in the last three decades propelled East Asia into an economic powerhouse responsible for a quarter of the world’s economy. Hundreds of millions of people across the…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

More than half of the world’s population lives in Asia and its robust growth is supporting the world economy.  After weathering well the 2008 crisis Asia is now in the spotlight with currencies…

Nataliya Mylenko, Donghyun Park |