As Finance Ministers and central bank governors from around the world arrive in Washington next week for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund, there will be many…

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

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 |

External debt stock of low- and middle-income countries rose 5.2% in 2018 to $7.8 trillion, a slower pace of accumulation than in 2017, according to the World Bank’s Internal Debt Statistics 2020…

Evis Rucaj |

The World Bank recently released the latest version of International Debt Statistics (IDS). If you were connected to the IDS database through the World Bank Data API, you would already know that…

Parul Agarwal |

Harnessing the power of their regional domestic demand is just what is needed for MENA countries to help them transform from administered to market oriented economies.

Rabah Arezki |

For countries in the Middle East and North Africa, export-led development strategies have had little success, and instruments of the earlier import-substitution strategy — such as state-owned…

Rabah Arezki |

Growing concern over climate change and social issues are driving an unprecedented change in the way that money is invested today.

Farah Imrana Hussain, Rodrigo Cabral |

In many countries the size and currency composition of international reserves and government debt do not match each other.

M. Coskun Cangoz |