Gender discrimination in provision of finance can prevent women from exploiting their entrepreneurial potential. Previous non-experimental evidence suggests that guarantor requirements may be a…

Ralph De Haas, J Michelle Brock |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Did you know that traditional fish smoking is a sub-sector of the seafood processing industry in Africa?

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Jingjie Chu, Berengere Prince |

With climate change, extreme events are expected to be the “new normal” for many small island developing states. It will take coordination and action from multiple stakeholders to effectively…

Joaquin Toro, Kerri Cox |

Establishing a fit-for-purpose banking law in Uzbekistan

Miquel Dijkman, Eva Gutierrez |

Reducing attrition in phone surveys

Berk Özler, P. Facundo Cuevas |

In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |

Central Asia’s future as a supplier of agri-products and livestock will depend on how food producers and processors in the region respond to the increased quality and safety demands of consumers,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Moldova frequently experiences severe weather events such as storms, floods, extreme temperatures and droughts. And, due to climate change, it is projected that the country will face more extreme…

Daniel Werner Kull |

The World Bank recently co-organized Sierra Leone's first-ever Resilient Urban Mobility Hackathon, where talented youth came together together to tackle transport challenges through the use…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet, Dunstan Matekenya |