Leaving university with a business degree back in 2010, my dream was to wow the business world with my enthusiasm and be the number one businesswoman in Yemen. Little did I know, within a year of…

Laila Tawfik Anaam |

حين تخرَّجتُ من الجامعة حاملةً شهادة في إدارة الأعمال في عام 2010، كنتُ أحلم بأن أُبهِر عالم الأعمال بحماسي، وأن أصبح سيدة الأعمال الأولى في اليمن. لكني لم أُدرِك ما ستؤول إليه الأمور، فخلال عامٍ…

Laila Tawfik Anaam |

Economic shocks can be painful and destructive, especially in fragile countries that can get trapped into a cycle of conflict and violence. Effective policy responses must be implemented quickly…

Utz Pape |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

Part of the World Bank’s new vision is to step up its efforts to help fragile and conflict-afflicted states break the vicious cycle of poverty. But this is no easy task.   The destruction of…

Massimiliano Calì |

La communauté internationale et le gouvernement du Yémen se sont de nouveau réunis, cette fois-ci à Sana’a , pour faire le point sur la transition du pays et les accords conclus avec ses bailleurs…

Wael Zakout |

        The end of 2011 was undeniably a momentous time across the Arab World with uprisings first emerging in Tunisia and Egypt and then spreading to Libya, Yemen, and Syria. Expectations of 2012…

        The World Bank’s database Global Findex estimates that more than 2.5 billion people from around the world lack access to formal financial institutions, with the largest concentrations in…

Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou |

Emerging from decades of violent conflict, with more than half its population living below the national poverty line and three quarters of the population never having attended school, South Sudan…

Gabriel Demombynes, Espen Beer Prydz, Gabriel Demombynes |