The Russian Federation’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) is an event of exceptional importance.  On many levels, there are concerns that the environment in Russia will  be...

Adriana Jordanova Damianova |

2013 has been a year of adjustment for Indonesia’s economy.  In the recent edition of the Indonesia Economic Quarterly report, the flagship publication of the World Bank Indonesia office, we asked...

Alex Sienaert |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue...

Francisco Ferreira |

Many countries use trade policy to protect their own consumers from spikes in international food prices. It turns out that this well-intentioned practice can actually do more harm than good....

Will Martin, Kym Anderson |

Диверсификация экспорта страны, которая заключается как в увеличении номенклатуры выпускаемой продукции, так и в расширении географии поставок, считается частью стратегии развития. Многие...

Gonzalo Varela |

Diversification of a country’s exports – increasing both the number of products it produces and the destinations of those products – is considered part of the path to development. Many economists...

Gonzalo Varela, Julia Oliver |

When we want to target a poor population for an anti-poverty program, we first need to figure out who is actually poor.    This isn’t straightforward – there are a range of potential targeting...

Markus Goldstein |

LONDON -- I'm just back from the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, and under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, we focused on some critical but often overlooked elements on how the...

Jim Yong Kim |

Dans le monde, 165 millions d’enfants de moins de cinq ans sont trop petits pour leur âge, une conséquence directe de la malnutrition chronique. Les atteintes se manifestent pendant la grossesse...

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

A nivel mundial, 165 millones de niños menores de 5 años sufren de malnutrición crónica, también conocida como retraso del crecimiento, o baja estatura en relación con la edad. Gran parte de este...

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |