In November 2016, we published the “Practical Guide for Measuring Retail Payment Costs”, an innovative methodology that can be customized to country needs and circumstances, without losing the…

Holti Banka |

Pitch competition at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Johannesburg. Photo Credit: World Bank In the decade since mobile money first sparked international interest in African innovation,…

Ganesh Rasagam, Mutoni Karasanyi |

When policymakers understand what’s happening in the economy—in real time and with real clarity—they can create better solutions to improve productivity, performance, and innovation.
 

Alan Fritzler, Wayde Flowerday, Juni Tingting Zhu |

The investment of pension fund assets has moved from an obscure topic for actuaries, to an issue which raises political attention at the highest level. This is for the simple reason that it…

Elias Masilela, Fiona Stewart |

More than half of the world’s population lives in Asia and its robust growth is supporting the world economy.  After weathering well the 2008 crisis Asia is now in the spotlight with currencies…

Nataliya Mylenko, Donghyun Park |

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 |

Like many World Bankers, I took some time recently to look through the newly released 2015 World Development Report “Mind, Society, and Behavior.” From my perspective, in the Finance and Markets…

Douglas Randall |

Financial education is important, yet there is a considerable knowledge gap in determining how best to deliver it. Recently, the literature on careful evaluations of financial education has…

Gunhild Berg |

Read this post in Bahasa. Last week the World Bank launched a new approach to fostering green innovation called the Indonesia Green Innovation Pilot Program. Its aim is to learn how open…

Jean-Louis Racine |