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 |

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 |

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 |

Strong public procurement systems are central to well-functioning public financial management institutions and good public sector governance. But how can governments ensure public procurement is…

Martin Raiser, Salih Kemal Kalyoncu |

Across the globe, young people are a growing share of the labor force. Goals about poverty reduction and shared prosperity depend on the jobs and earnings opportunities they will have.  The…

Anush Bezhanyan |

While many economies are recovering from the global recession, there are still 600 million jobs needed to be created over the next decade to maintain today's employment rates. Eliminating…

Arup Banerji |

Searching for Evidence-Based Solutions for Youth Employment Over the next decade,  1 billion people will enter the labor market. Altogether, the global economy will need to create 5 million jobs…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

“Maybe in the Middle East … but in our part of the world, there is no gender inequity.” As an Egyptian, I wasn’t surprised to hear such assertions from colleagues when I arrived in the Eastern…

Sammar Essmat |

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 |