The coverage of health care in Afghanistan has improved with the number of health facilities increasing from 598 in 2004 to 2,684 in 2017, indicating that more than 87 percent of the population is…

Fraidoon Farzad |

Harnessing the power of their regional domestic demand is just what is needed for MENA countries to help them transform from administered to market oriented economies.

Rabah Arezki |

For countries in the Middle East and North Africa, export-led development strategies have had little success, and instruments of the earlier import-substitution strategy — such as state-owned…

Rabah Arezki |

Growing concern over climate change and social issues are driving an unprecedented change in the way that money is invested today.

Farah Imrana Hussain, Rodrigo Cabral |

In many countries the size and currency composition of international reserves and government debt do not match each other.

M. Coskun Cangoz |

World Bank president argues that new leadership must revamp agriculture and finance.

David Malpass |

The secured revolving line of credit (SLOC) product is particularly well suited for SME financing.

Pratibha Chhabra |

Public spending in Afghanistan is equal to more than half of the economy’s output. Government and international partners spend around $11 billion, in an economy that produces around $19 billion of…

Tobias Haque |