Impact bonds are innovative performance-based contracts between an investor, an outcome funder, and a service provider that tackle a social or environmental challenge. They are a form of public-…

Anna Wellenstein, Inga Afanasieva |

Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came…

Nancy Vandycke |

Using Islamic finance for infrastructure development attracted more attention recently in the quest to maximize finance for development. At the recent World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, the…

Sara Ahmed, Ashraf Bouajina |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Caren Grown, Maninder Gill |

By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in cities. Each year, 72.8 million more people live in urban areas. That’s the equivalent of a new San Diego appearing every week.   But [[tweetable]]…

Marc Forni |

Also available in: Español Those following the discussions during the IMF and World Bank Group Annual Meetings held in Washington last week will have noticed that our approach toward international…

Hartwig Schafer |

Climate-Smart Agriculture Here’s something to ponder as we mark World Food Day: In the global fight against hunger, the world’s poorest continue to suffer the biggest losses. The statistics are…

Juergen Voegele |

(Este blog también está disponible en Inglés)     Hay recuperación después de crisis financiera mundial pero seguirán habiendo riesgos Acabamos de publicar las últimas perspectivas para los flujos…

Dilip Ratha, Ani Silwal, Sanket Mohapatra |