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 |

Reform leaders who are persuaded by the need to invest in human capital face the challenge of getting thousands of state personnel, who staff myriad government agencies, to deliver. The…

Stuti Khemani |

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 |

Also available in: Français  Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. At…

Klaus Deininger |

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 |

The Creative Wealth of Nations is a series of blogs related to Patrick Kabanda's forthcoming book on the performing arts in development. It was a scene I still can’t forget.   A few years ago…

Patrick Kabanda |