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 |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development…

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

Imagine having to skip work every month to travel to the city center just to pay your electricity bill or your child’s school fee? Would you not worry if your income relied on remittances and you…

Leora Klapper, Ruth Goodwin-Groen |