One of the primary goals of the Enterprise Surveys (ES) is to provide high quality data about the business environment based on the experiences of firms. Given how little is known about the…

Veselin Kuntchev, Asif Islam |

Turkey’s bid to join the European Union (EU) may finally be getting “back on track, ” according to the bloc’s top official for enlargement. And while that track may still have a number of hurdles…

Donald F. Larson, Miles McKenna |

A business processing center in Riyadh that is run by women. An e-commerce company that helps farmers develop transport companies to deliver packages to remote, rural areas of China. An airplane…

Julia Oliver |

Ancient cities, like Mohenjodaro in modern-day Pakistan, emerged relatively recently in human history (photo courtesy of Saqib Qayyum used through a Creative Commons license.)​ The growth of large…

Chandan Deuskar |

The impact of the Great Recession on Latvia was severe. Between 2008 and 2010, GDP fell by 21 percent, 11 percent of the workforce lost their jobs, and poverty nearly doubled, to 18 percent. This…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Rasmus Heltberg |

On ne saurait trop insister sur l’importance de la bonne gouvernance à l’échelle de la planète. Sans elle, de nombreux gouvernements sont incapables d’assurer des services publics de qualité, l’…

Jim Yong Kim |

صورة فوتوغرافية: رئيس مجموعة البنك الدولي جيم يونغ كيم والرئيس الفلبيني بنينو أكينو يوم 15 يوليو/تموز 2014. Dominic Chavez/World Bank ©   الإدارة العامة الرشيدة أمر حيوي لجميع بلدان العالم اليوم.…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

Good governance is critical for all countries around the world today. When it doesn’t exist, many governments fail to deliver public services effectively; health and education services are often…

Jim Yong Kim |

El buen gobierno es fundamental para todos los países del mundo hoy en día. Cuando no existe, muchos Gobiernos no están en condiciones de entregar servicios públicos con eficacia; la salud y la…

Jim Yong Kim |

良政善治现在对世界各国都十分重要。在没有良政善治的情况下,许多政府无法有效地提供公共服务;教育卫生服务质量低下;腐败现象在富国穷国都持续存在,扼杀机会,阻碍经济增长。不解决好良政善治这个重要问题,就难以减少极度贫困,更不用说消除极度贫困。

金墉 |