In 2014, the World Bank issued a highly relevant and timely report titled Risk and Opportunity:  Managing Risk for Development. This report analyzed the growing number of heterogenous risks and…

Carlos Végh, Guillermo Vuletin, Daniel Riera-Crichton |

Globally, over one billion people – 15% of the population – live with some form of disability,  according to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disabilities. Beyond their physical,…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Rodriguez Coteron, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

At present, more than 70 countries in the world criminalize homosexuality and condemn with imprisonment sexual acts between people of the same sex. What solutions can be provided to solve these…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Also available in: Español | Français Societé Genérale Mauritanie bank branch in Nouakchott, Mauritania. ©️ Arne Hoel This Saturday, June 16, we celebrate International Day of Family Remittances…

Marco Nicoli |

In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), many wondered whether the strong pre-crisis trend toward greater internationalization in banking would be reversed and, more immediately, whether…

Bob Cull, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria |

Also available in: Français  High and rising income inequality is a serious concern in many countries, as highlighted in the IMF’s recent Fiscal Monitor. Wealth, however, is distributed even more…

Jim Brumby, Michael Keen |

When you think of Peru, the first city that usually comes to mind is Lima. Why? Well, because Lima is the largest city in the country, with close to 50% of the nation’s urban population living in…

Zoe Elena Trohanis |

Também disponível em: Português   Worldwide, e-commerce has experienced explosive growth over the past decade, including in developing countries. The 2015 Global Retail E-Commerce Index ranks…

Bianca Bianchi Alves, Paulo Fernandes de Oliveira, Giulliane Fioravanti |

Mexico created over 60, 000 jobs between 1993 to 2000 upgrading the apparel value chain from assembly to direct distribution to customers.  (Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank) As we discussed…

Ruchira Kumar |