For a small economy like Uruguay, integration into the global marketplace is one of the most powerful vehicles for growth and development. Participating actively in international trade allows…

Gonzalo Varela |

In Mozambique in 2003, it took an entrepreneur 168 days to start a business. Today, it takes only 19 days. That kind of transformation has major implications for ambitious men and women who are…

Cecile Fruman |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية Behavior change campaigns are all around us. They remind us to get our flu shots; warn us that food and drinks are not allowed when using public…

Anushka Thewarapperuma |

Growth picked up in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014, after moderating in 2013, but remained weaker than during the pre-crisis years. It softened around the turn of the year owing to headwinds from the…

Gerard Kambou |

China’s expanding presence in Sub-Saharan Africa has been a major catalyst for growth in the region. Contrary to widespread opinion, its engagement covers all aspects of development. Stronger…

Tehmina S. Khan |

Global commodity prices underwent an exceptionally strong and sustained boom beginning in 2000. Unlike a typical price cycle, this boom has been characterized as a “super cycle”, i.e., a demand-…

John Baffes |

Although China has experienced extraordinary economic growth and poverty reduction over the last few decades, growing inequality has become a key concern. Did economic reforms expand equality of…

Yan Sun, Shahe Emran |

Sub-Saharan Arica has launched a new wave of “special economic zones” (SEZs), with more and more countries establishing or planning to establish SEZs or industrial parks. However, can Africa…

Cecile Fruman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng |

Last month, the World Bank and IMF both put out predictions that, this year, India would overtake China in terms of GDP growth rate. This caused a flutter and was widely reported around the world…

Kaushik Basu |

A new global network of Climate Innovation Centers will support the most innovative private-sector solutions for climate change.   Pop quiz: What does an organic leather wallet have in common with…

Jana Malinska, Hillary Eason |