Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

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: Chinese The World Bank forecasts that global economic growth will strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017 as a pickup in manufacturing and trade, rising market confidence, and…

Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Marc Stocker, Carlos Arteta |

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Global Macroeconomics Team |

Digital technology dominates our everyday lives, and with each passing day, even more so. How can the global community benefit from the new digital era?   The World Bank’s World Development Report…

Toomas Hendrik Ilves |

A generation ago, the World Development Report 1984 focused on development challenges posed by demographic change, reflecting the world’s concerns about run-away population growth. Global…

S. Amer Ahmed, Marcio Cruz, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Hans Lofgren, Maryla Maliszewska, Bryce Quillin, Philip Schellekens |

Women’s participation in Turkey’s labor force is comparatively low. Why is that, especially when Turkey has acted to increase women’s skills and education? One reason is that more needs to be done…

Ana Maria Munoz-Boudet, Meltem Aran |

Growth in emerging economies has slowed over the past three years, something being discussed with urgency at the G20 meetings in Istanbul, Turkey. Part of the slowdown is cyclical, but a…

Aristomene Varoudakis, Zia Qureshi, Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez |

Last week I attended the Gaidar Forum in Moscow. Yegor Gaidar was an economist who became the architect of the Russian market economy as deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation in 1992.…

Hans Timmer |