At the G20 Leaders Summit in Japan, World Bank Group President David Malpass stressed reducing inequality and realizing inclusive growth globally.

David Malpass |

Adequate protection of creditor’s rights is as important as those of the debtor, given that quick and efficient insolvency proceedings rest upon a balance of power between debtors and creditors.…

Klaus Koch-Saldarriaga, Raman Maroz, Nina Dannaoui |

To prosper, emerging markets and developing economies need to increase openness, liberalize markets and prices, strengthen laws and regulations that protect property, and allow competition,…

David Malpass |

Download the January 2019 Global Economic Prospects report. Since 2013, median government debt in low-income countries has risen by 20 percentage points of GDP and increasingly comes from non-…

Patrick Kirby, Sinem Kilic Celik, Sebastian Essl, Andre Proite |

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 |

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 |

The 2017 edition of International Debt Statistics has just been published. IDS 2017 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt and equity) for the world’s…

World Bank Data Team |

The Financial Data Team of the Development Economics Data Group (DECDG) is pleased to announce the launch of our Online Quarterly Bulletin’s second edition, an e-newsletter spotlighting debt…

Rubena Sukaj |

The newly released 2016 edition of the International Debt Statistics (IDS) shows a rapid rise in sovereign bond issuance in some Sub-Saharan African countries. This includes those countries that…

Rasiel Vellos |

The World Bank Group’s International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2015 was released today. The Bank’s flagship debt data publication features 2013 data on external debt stocks and flows, as well as other…

Molly Fahey Watts |