Market conduct supervisors in the financial sector have a tough job. And it’s getting tougher.   Their core work involves collecting data from disparate sources and undertaking complex analyses to…

Douglas Randall, Ligia Lopes |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English رغم أن السلطات العامة تتولى في كثير من الأحيان تخطيط خدمات الحافلات وتنسيقها، يعهد الكثير من المدن بعمليات التشغيل اليومية إلى شركات خاصة بموجب عقود…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Bianca Bianchi Alves |

The debate on whether the state should play an active role in broadening access to finance or not is one that has lingered for decades. A recent book (de la Torre, Gozzi, and Schmukler, 2017)…

Sergio Schmukler, Facundo Abraham |

Photo: LWYang | Flickr Creative Commons Since the 1980s, investment in Brazil’s infrastructure has declined from 5% to a little above 2% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), scarcely…

Paul Procee |

Many countries are experiencing urbanization within the context of increased decentralization and fiscal adjustment. This puts sub-national entities (local governments, utilities and state-owned…

Kirti Devi, Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

The world is urbanizing fast—200, 000 people are moving to cities every day in search of homes, jobs, as well as education and healthcare services for their families. Supporting this influx with…

Luis Triveno, Martim Smolka |

A matching grant enabled the Brazilian cooperative Coopervoltapinho to build a rice silo. All photos by Romeu Scirea. Imagine driving along a rural road and seeing many small farms, all growing…

Diego Arias |

Por meio de um cofinanciamento, a Coopervoltapinho pôde construir um silo de arroz. Fotos: Romeu Scirea. Imagine que você está dirigindo por uma estrada e passando por várias pequenas fazendas,…

Diego Arias |

Une réunion organisée par la Banque mondiale et la Banque de développement du Brésil (BNDES), début mai, a été l’occasion pour les banques de développement du monde entier de faire le bilan de…

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

في وقت سابق من هذا الشهر، أجرت بنوك التنمية في مختلف أنحاء العالم مراجعة لمواقفها وللمجالات التي يكون فيها لجهودها أكبر الأثر، وذلك خلال اجتماع نظمه البنك الدولي وبنك التنمية البرازيلي (BNDES).…

سييلا بازارباسيولو |