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 |

El objetivo de la reforma propuesta en la República Dominicana es aumentar el acceso al financiamiento y fomentar el crecimiento sostenible de las pymes, a través de una mayor participación del…

John Martin Wilson, Annabel González |

In the Dominican Republic, more than one third of young women aged between 18 and 22 get married or form an informal union before turning 18, while one in five has already given birth before…

Quentin Wodon |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

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 |

El Vicepresidente del Banco Mundial para América Latina y el Caribe, Jorge Familiar, participó del IV Foro de #JóvenesenlaCumbre y debatió sobre educación, empleo, emprendimiento y otras…

Jorge Familiar |

Co-Authors: Aleksandra Iwulska, Javier Eduardo Báez and Alan Fuchs In April this year the Dominican Republic borrowed 1.25 billion US dollars on international markets in 30-year bonds. The DR is…

Miguel Eduardo Sánchez |

Co-Authors: Aleksandra Iwulska, Javier Eduardo Báez y Alan Fuchs En abril de este año la República Dominicana emitió en los mercados internacionales bonos a 30 años por valor de 1250 millones de…

Miguel Eduardo Sánchez |

Those unfamiliar with the fast growing emerging economies of East Asia are likely to think that governments in these countries let market forces and capitalism roam free, red in tooth and claw.…

Truman Packard |

Comme un air de changement   Voici 15 ans, la communauté internationale se fixait pour objectif de réduire de moitié le nombre de personnes vivant dans l’extrême pauvreté – adoptant à cet effet…

José Cuesta |