Digitizing phytosanitary certificates can help prevent the spread of pests through trade in agricultural products.

Bill Gain, Shane Sela |

In Nepal, women make up over 90 percent of the agricultural force. Large cardamom is no exception and gives women the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Navya D’Souza |

A new World Bank study concludes that the Belt and Road transport corridors could substantially improve trade, foreign investment, and living conditions for citizens in participating countries—but…

Martin Raiser, Michele Ruta |

Trade facilitation reforms directed at faster and more efficient trade keep extra costs down, make countries more attractive to investors, and help private sector players compete.

Bill Gain, Violane Konar-Leacy |

The rise of blockchain promises to revolutionize many sectors, including cross-border trade logistics and global supply chains: blockchain can help track international shipments more effectively,…

Chi Fung Fan, Almud Weitz, Yin Lam |

To optimize the benefits of trade, trade facilitation efforts should aim to reduce the cost of trading across borders for everyone, not just large corporations. Many of smaller-scale trading…

Heidi Stensland Warren , Maria Liungman, Aileen Yang |

This column asks what happens when, as a consequence of the technological disruptions of the global fossil fuel market, the current account deficits of key countries in the region are no longer…

Rabah Arezki, Daniel Lederman, Amani Abou Harb, Rachel Yuting Fan, Ha Nguyen |