Service providers must be paid. How they are paid shapes their incentives to provide high-quality services as much – if not more than – how much they are paid. Service providers around the world…

Deon Filmer, Adam Wagstaff |

In the recently released Global Economic Prospects June 2012, World Bank experts warned of long period of volatility. Resurgence of the Euro Area tensions had eroded economic gains of first 4…

Swati Mishra |

The post orginally appeared on All About Finance. The facts are in. 50 percent of adults worldwide have an account at a formal financial institution. 21 percent of women save using a formal…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper |

As the world pulls out of an unprecedented financial crisis and given the wrap up just last week of the Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York, the work of the development community is…

Justin Yifu Lin |