The 2017 Hurricane season was the most devastating season on record in terms of cost. For many, it was a stark reminder of how the entire economy of a small nation can be wiped out in a few hours…

Christelle Chapoy, Mariana Ceratti, Brune Andre |

Small, landlocked, and resource-rich Lao PDR has been quietly maintaining its place as one of East Asia and Pacific’s fastest growing economies for nearly 20 years. Since 2000, the average…

Stephen Danyo |

  ¿Quién pensaría que Panamá es conocido popularmente como el país más frío de América Latina? Cualquier persona que viaje a este país debe considerar, además de las imágenes de playas…

Mariano González Serrano, Melisa Gaitan Fanconi |

This past spring, Honduras took an important step in improving transparency and accountability with respect to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) by launching an online platform that allows public…

Giorgio Valentini |

Durante la primavera pasada, Honduras dio un paso importante para mejorar la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas con respecto a las Alianzas Público Privadas (APPs) con el lanzamiento de una…

Giorgio Valentini |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Trading across borders in Central America has been a severe problem for many years. In 2017, cargo trucks used to spend 10 hours to travel less than one kilometer across the borders between…

Mayra Alfaro de Morán |

Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.   An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where…

Melania Lotti |

Four years ago, Juan Angel Sandoval, a resident of Barrio Buenos Aires in the Honduran municipality of Siguatepeque, received water at home only three times a week. His was not an isolated reality…

Seynabou Sakho |

Juan Ángel Sandoval, habitante del municipio hondureño de Siguatepeque, hace cuatro años recibía agua en casa solo tres veces a la semana. La suya no era una realidad aislada. La mayoría de…

Seynabou Sakho |