Gender discrimination in provision of finance can prevent women from exploiting their entrepreneurial potential. Previous non-experimental evidence suggests that guarantor requirements may be a…

Ralph De Haas, J Michelle Brock |

Also available in: Español | Français  Financial inclusion is on the rise globally. The third edition of the Global Findex data released last week shows that worldwide 1.2 billion adults have…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

there's something electric on the horizon in Turkey Uruguay. Peru. The U.S. State of Maine. South Korea. Portugal. A number of places around the world have made very large, (hopefully)…

Michael Trucano |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |

young men on the move in Bobo-Dioulasso A delegation of French businesses, together with some of their African partners, visited the World Bank last month to share lessons emerging from their…

Michael Trucano |

Ask most people to name the most effective means of raising incomes of people in poor countries, and what would they say? Microfinance? Perhaps not after the recent experimental assessments.…

David McKenzie |

As part of engagements with ministries of education around the world, I am often asked to provide lists of countries considered to be 'best practice examples of ICT use in education'. I…

Michael Trucano |

 It's been four years since the The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project (known then as the '$100 laptop) was announced.   According to recent unconfirmed news reports from India,  one …

Michael Trucano |