Medical emergencies are often a race against time. When minutes can make the difference between life and death, access to resilient roads is critical to ambulances and other essential services.…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones |

Christina Wieser and Miriam Bruhn report on their latest randomized controlled trials (RCT), about the impact of digital financial services. This RCT has, once again, helped them show how digital…

Christina Wieser, Miriam Bruhn |

1996年,重庆人均GDP为550美元; 20年后,这一数字增长14倍,达到近9,000美元。重庆也摆脱了对重工业的依赖:全球每三台笔记本中,就有一台在重庆制造。

Xueman Wang |

In 1996, Chongqing’s per capita GDP was US$550. Twenty years later, it has grown 14 times to almost US$9,000, and the city has transitioned out of heavy industry: one in three laptops worldwide…

Xueman Wang |

Since fintech offers the chance to boost economic growth and expand financial inclusion in all countries, the IMF and World Bank surveyed central banks, finance ministries, and other relevant…

Tobias Adrian, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Since fintech offers the chance to boost economic growth and expand financial inclusion in all countries, the IMF and World Bank surveyed central banks, finance ministries, and other relevant…

Tobias Adrian, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Dado que la tecnología financiera ofrece las oportunidades de impulsar el crecimiento económico y de ampliar la inclusión financiera en todos los países, el FMI y el Banco Mundial realizaron una…

Tobias Adrian, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

أن الابتكارات المالية التكنولوجية تتيح الفرصة لتعزيز النمو الاقتصادي وتوسيع نطاق الشمول المالي في جميع البلدان، أجرى صندوق النقد الدولي والبنك الدولي مسحا شمل البنوك المركزية، ووزارات المالية،…

Tobias Adrian, سييلا بازارباسيولو |

Despite years of fiscal decentralization, not many countries have been able to quantify the size and structure of the economies at the decentralized units. To our knowledge, only South Africa has…

Peter Chacha Wankuru |

Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |