Turkey’s bid to join the European Union (EU) may finally be getting “back on track, ” according to the bloc’s top official for enlargement. And while that track may still have a number of hurdles…

Donald F. Larson, Miles McKenna |

Today marks the second annual UN World Toilet Day, an important opportunity to promote global efforts to achieve universal access to sanitation by 2030. With a focus on equality and dignity, this…

Water Communications |

A business processing center in Riyadh that is run by women. An e-commerce company that helps farmers develop transport companies to deliver packages to remote, rural areas of China. An airplane…

Julia Oliver |

As I blogged a few weeks ago, the proposed WASH Post 2015 goals and targets for sanitation call for universal access to improved sanitation by the year 2030. I described how many governments have…

Eddy Perez |

World Bank trade economist Massimiliano Calì recently broke down how conflict, the destruction of capital, and restrictions can lead fragile states into large trade deficits and aid dependence. He…

Miles McKenna |

For client countries of the World Bank, there is no shortage of interest in—or desire for—information on trade flows and market access. Improving trade performance is a critical component of many…

Amir Fouad, Ian Gillson |

Editor's Note: "Notes from the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Kaori Niina |

The EU-Turkey customs union (CU) has been a key catalyst in the economic transformation of Turkey over the past two decades and an effective mechanism for deeper integration between the two…

Ian Gillson, Miles McKenna |