] As in most other regions, trucks reign supreme on freight transport across the Western Balkans, a region that encompasses six countries including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR…

Romain Pison |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com In many parts of the world, the sharing economy is ever-present for individuals, allowing them to use personal assets—for example, houses and cars—to their…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com Во многу делови од светот, економијата на споделување е општо присутна за поединците, овозможувајќи им најрационално да ги користат своите лични средства – на…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com Në shumë pjesë të botës, individët shfrytezojnë të ashtuquajturën “ekonomia e ndarjes” (sharing economy), që u lejon atyre të përdorimin e pasurive personale…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

Photo: gui jun peng/Shutterstock.com U mnogim delovima sveta,  ekonomija deljenja je sveprisutna za pojedince, i omogućava im da koriste lična sredstva – na primer, kuće i automobile – da ostvare…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Rhedon Begolli |

The former Yugoslavia was mainly known for its not-so-successful and cheap cars, primarily the Yugo. In its review of the 50 worst cars of all time, Time magazine referred to the Yugo GV as the “…

John Mackedon, Lazar Šestović |

Also available in Français | Español | 中文 In January, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos to look closely at a young, promising form of…

Heike Reichelt, Alexandra Klöpfer |

In September, the world’s top scientists said the human influence on climate was clear. Last month, they warned of increased risks of a rapidly warming planet to our economies, environment, food…

Rachel Kyte |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Kaori Niina, Miles McKenna |

A few years ago I proudly put a sticker on my bicycle that claimed one should ‘bike local’ in order to ‘think global.’  These days, it seems that the car is unavoidable in the majority of growing…

Julie Babinard |