Shakiba Delawari is a senior student at Kabul University’s clinical psychology and counseling department. As a female university student, she is in minority as most girls in Afghanistan marry…

Harsha Aturupane |

Robots may not be taking all our jobs, but they are changing profoundly the way we work. Take the European Union (EU), where jobs are increasingly about “non-routine cognitive” and “interpersonal…

Christian Bodewig |

If you are unbanked there is a high likelihood you are living on the edge of poverty, exclusion and vulnerability. If you struggle to attain or maintain a secure, well-paying job, you probably do…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Cyril Muller |

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Eduardo Velez Bustillo, George Psacharopoulos |

Unprecedented technological advancements and corresponding innovations in business models have helped financial inclusion evolve beyond merely connecting people to a bank account. It is, for…

Dan Salazar, Carlos Monteverde |

The balance sheet of sovereign entities is far more complex than the balance sheet of private companies. For example, the institutions that manage the assets of a sovereign are different than…

M. Coskun Cangoz, Sébastien Boitreaud |

Blog post by a student on the job market. Weather shocks are a constant and growing threat to much of the world’s rural population whose livelihoods depend on agriculture (Dercon, 2002). The cost…

Gregory Lane |

Superstar firms have been in the minds of world’s leading bankers and economists lately. Policymakers are concerned that America’s leading firms such as the FAANG stocks — Facebook, Apple, Amazon…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Meghana Ayyagari, Vojislav Maksimovic |

Also available in: Español | العربية    Photo credit World Bank We are living in a learning crisis.  According to the World Bank’s 2018 World Development Report, millions of students in developing…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Since its inception, bank capital regulation has been a topic of heated discussion and debate. At the international level, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has emerged as a global…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Deniz Anginer, Davide Salvatore Mare |