This blog is part of a series based on International Debt Statistics 2018. The 2018 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS 2018) which presents statistics and analysis on financial flows…

Bidisha Das |

I travel light. Usually a carry-on is all I need for business related travel. Attending the Government Debt Management Strategy Design and Implementation Workshops, organized by World Bank…

Mario Augusto Caetano Joao |

The 2018 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been published. IDS 2018 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt and equity) of the world’s…

World Bank Data Team |

© Thinkstock It was ten years ago, right before the global crisis when Lehman Brothers had not collapsed, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had not been placed into conservatorship. For debt managers…

M. Coskun Cangoz |

Construction of the Dagachhu Hydropower Plant in Bhutan. Photo Credit: Asian Development Bank In many respects, Bhutan has been a development success story. Its people have benefitted from decades…

Yoichiro Ishihara, Joe Qian |

Malawi’s economy is still surprisingly agricultural with low urban growth. Photo: Govati Nyirenda/World Bank

Richard Record |

Now that the 2017 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has been released, as a member of the team who put these statistics together, I thought I would look back at what the data tells us…

Sun Hwa Song |

According to conventional wisdom, capital flows are fickle. They are fickle more or less independent of time and place. But different flows exhibit different degrees of volatility: FDI is least…

Poonam Gupta, Barry Eichengreen, Oliver Masetti |