As one possible avenue to address jobs challenge, Nigeria can promote new legal labor migration pathways with countries of destination across the globe. The World Bank has started a new task aimed…

Samik Adhikari, Helen Dempster |

Christina Wieser and Miriam Bruhn report on their latest randomized controlled trials (RCT), about the impact of digital financial services. This RCT has, once again, helped them show how digital…

Christina Wieser, Miriam Bruhn |

Existe una tendencia mundial que muestra que el nivel de empleo en la agricultura es menor entre las personas más acomodadas, tanto en los países ricos como en los países pobres, y entre las…

Miyoko Asai, Silvia Malgioglio |

شهدت نسبة العاملين في قطاع الزراعة تراجعا مطردا على مستوى العالم. لكن مجرد النظر إلى المتوسطات العالمية ليس كافيا لفهم هذا الاتجاه نظرا لأن هذا التراجع لم يكن موزعا بصورة متساوية.

ميوكو أساي, سيلفيا مالجيو |

It’s financial inclusion week—a series of events exploring "the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally"—making this a perfect time to launch the 2017 Global…

Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar, Jake Hess |

The debate on whether the state should play an active role in broadening access to finance or not is one that has lingered for decades. A recent book (de la Torre, Gozzi, and Schmukler, 2017)…

Sergio Schmukler, Facundo Abraham |

Developing countries made considerable gains during the 2000s, resulting in a large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. More recently that progress has…

Margaret McMillan, Dani Rodrik, Claudia Sepúlveda |

© Alemayehu A. Ambel / World Bank The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team launched the third wave (2015–16) of…

Vini Vaid, Alemayehu A. Ambel |