Infrastructure bottlenecks have created seemingly perpetual traffic jams in and around São Paulo. Photo credit: Marcelo Camargo/ABr. There’s a lot of time for innovative thought when you’re stuck...

Cara Santos Pianesi |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that...

Victor Mulas |

The great-power G8 have been bickering about geopolitics, the economic G20 have been fretting about growth, and the aspiring G24 have been jostling for policy influence. But this summer’s ultimate...

Christopher Colford |

A few weeks ago, the results of the OECD’s PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) module on financial literacy were revealed, with Shanghai taking top honors in this category – just...

Margaret Miller |

Photo Credit: Mauricio Santana – Women’s Forum 2014 The question was posed at this year’s Women’s Forum Brazil held in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 26 and 27. In a country bustling with the World Cup...

Paula Tavares |

Photo Credit: Mauricio Santana – Women’s Forum 2014
A pergunta foi o foco do Fórum de Mulheres realizado este ano nos dias 26 e 27 de maio, em São Paulo, Brasil. Em um país movimentado com a...

Paula Tavares |

Karibu Mombasa! With those words, the World Bank Group’s network on Financial and Private Sector Development (FPD) this week kicked off a major knowledge and learning conference on development in...

Qursum Qasim |

Pick any country in the developing world. Say, Pakistan. Where are the women entrepreneurs in Pakistan? They start and manage digital-content creation firms serving international clients. They are...

Qursum Qasim |