A free online course assesses global efforts and innovations by international investors, multilateral development banks and policymakers to unlock massive investment opportunities in EMDEs, while…

Julius Gwyer, Sheila Jagannathan |

Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, of which about 3.6 million originate from Syria.

P. Facundo Cuevas, Aysha Twose |

Progress towards women’s entrepreneurial development has increased over the past ten years. However, female entrepreneurs continue to face multiple obstacles in their journey – one of them being…

Maereg Tewoldebirhan Alemayehu, Kavell Joseph |

Digital financial services are a gateway for the poor and SMEs to participate in the formal economy. Recent evidence of the impact of fintech as well as its potential going forward is…

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

Identifying the characteristics of women that have successfully entered higher-return male-dominated sectors will help us to develop policy interventions that enable women to build businesses that…

Markus Goldstein, Paula Gonzalez Martinez, Sreelakshmi Papineni |

Alternative data analysis- both quantitative and behavioral - can be used to dramatically bolster financial access around the world.

Sharmista Appaya |

Economic literature shows that financial systems support livelihood enhancement and economic development by offering savings, payment, credit and risk management services to households and firms.…

Raian Divanbeigi, Rong Chen |

A beneficiary at the Arazi (Land Records Authority) center. Photo: World BankThis blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the [email protected]: Shaping the Future report, which…

Raymond Muhula |