In Nepal, women make up over 90 percent of the agricultural force. Large cardamom is no exception and gives women the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Navya D’Souza |

The development of many Southern African countries is inextricably linked to the mining sector. Yet the history of mining in Southern Africa, a region marked with high levels of inequality, is…

Marek Hanusch, Gracelin Baskaran |

African countries have the potential to take advantage of digital technologies. However, to take advantage of this opportunity to secure a better future for all people in African countries,…

Mark Dutz, Jieun Choi, Zainab Usman |

24-hour global ‘Econothon’ highlights the World Bank Group’s knowledge and priorities.

Jasmin Buttar |

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

David Malpass |

Belarus urgently needs structural economic reforms to avoid economic instability.
Why the urgency, you may ask, especially given that Belarus has made significant strides in reducing poverty…

Alex Kremer |

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 |

Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in global gas flaring globally in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Zubin Bamji |

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 |

This column asks what happens when, as a consequence of the technological disruptions of the global fossil fuel market, the current account deficits of key countries in the region are no longer…

Rabah Arezki, Daniel Lederman, Amani Abou Harb, Rachel Yuting Fan, Ha Nguyen |