Interesting new results show that increasing women's control over their earnings via direct deposit and ability to use bank accounts can help bring women into the labor market and stay there…

Markus Goldstein |

World Bank president argues that new leadership must revamp agriculture and finance.

David Malpass |

The secured revolving line of credit (SLOC) product is particularly well suited for SME financing.

Pratibha Chhabra |

Since fintech offers the chance to boost economic growth and expand financial inclusion in all countries, the IMF and World Bank surveyed central banks, finance ministries, and other relevant…

Tobias Adrian, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work…

Divya Gupta, Vinita Ranade |

Ang Dolma Sherpa, an expert carpet weaver in West Sikkim is one of the 200-300 women weavers in the region who are benefiting from the project’s interventions. Photo: World Bank Until six months…

Priti Kumar, Amit Arora |

South Asian countries’ exports are only one-third of what they should be, had they mirrored the experience of economies with similar characteristics. Without further integration into global…

Hans Timmer |

Photo: Plamenj/Flickr As digital technology continues to transform and reshape the transportation industry over the last few years, blockchain as a decentralized distributed technology has been…

Abhishek Saxena, Shikha Juyal |

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s…

Hartwig Schafer |