هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English |​   Français في الوقت الذي تحتفل فيه مجموعة البنك الدولي بعددها الخامس عشر من مطبوعتها الرئيسية المعنونة "ممارسة أنشطة الأعمال"، تواصل…

Alexandre Laure |

Walk into Zahra Youssouf Kayad’s office and you’ll see colorful local artwork on the walls. One picture depicts a woman making straw brooms. “Whenever I go to other parts of the country, I ask to…

Roger Fillion |

Jordan is at the bottom of the list when it comes to women’s economic participation, ranking 139 out of 142 countries. Gender activists say Jordan’s legislation, unfriendly work practices, and…

Nadine Nimri |

WomenX – Taking It To Scale – Women At The Helm It takes a special type of woman to be an entrepreneur. I didn’t quite know what to expect when, earlier this year, I met with a group of women…

Cecile Fruman |

هناك قول مأثور مخيف في بعض البلدان العربية: وهو أن المرأة ليس لها إلا بيتها وزوجها فقط. فهي لا ينبغي أن تتعلم أو تعمل أو أن يكون لها رأي. ومما يؤسف له أن هذا الاعتقاد مازال يهيمن على بعض المناطق…

بسام سبتي |

The World Bank's Doing Business team has launched its second annual Subnational Colombia report.

Brian Hoyt |

NPR story cited World Bank report In the report, "Iraq's Shaky Economy Poses Threat to Future, " NPR cites The World Bank's Doing Business report that ranks economies based on…

Blake Newman |

Yesterday I discussed the launch of the latest Doing Business sub-report, which focuses on the ease of paying taxes. This is a laudable effort- paying taxes is painful enough to begin with, why…

Brian Hoyt |

The latest publication of the Doing Business franchise is out: Paying Taxes 2010-The global picture. The study measures tax systems from the point of view of a domestic company complying with the…

Brian Hoyt |

IFC chief executive Lars Thunell is in Delhi this week, attending the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit. Thunell is looking to boost the IFC's capital base by $2.4bn, much of…

Brian Hoyt |