Photo by World/Bank The purpose of any education system is to equip learners with the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life. Currently, East Asia is home to seven of the top ten…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan, May Bend |

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Talk about ‘growth’ in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That’s no surprise. For over a decade, average…

Katia Vostroknutova, Jorge Thompson Araujo, Konstantin M. Wacker, Mateo Clavijo Munoz |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

The global landscape these days is not a pretty one: collapsing commodity prices, weak demand in the OECD economies and a pronounced slowdown in many emerging markets, unpredictable capital flows…

Danny Leipziger |

Hoy día realmente no es un buen momento para ser ministro de Economía o Finanzas. El panorama mundial en la actualidad no es muy alentador que digamos: precios de las materias primas que colapsan…

Danny Leipziger |

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 |

  كانت فكرة "النمو الشامل" محل محادثات مُستفيضة في الأيام التي سبقت الاجتماعات السنوية 2014 لمجموعة البنك الدولي وصندوق النقد الدولي. ومن بين الحلول التي طُرحت على مائدة البحث مبادرة…

دونا بارن |

À l’heure actuelle, 1, 2 milliard d’êtres humains environ sont privés d’électricité et 2, 5 milliards n’ont pas de toilettes, sans oublier les quelque 748 millions de personnes sans accès à l’eau…

Donna Barne |

The idea of “Inclusive growth” and how to achieve it was talked about a lot in the days ahead of the 2014 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. Among the solutions on the table was a new initiative that…

Donna Barne |