My visit to Lao PDR this week has convinced me that this nation is moving toward the right path to sustained economic growth, which could lead to less poverty and better lives for all of its…

Victoria Kwakwa |

College students in Vietnam. © World Bank As in much of the rest of the developing world, developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) have made progress in closing many gender…

Sudhir Shetty |

The Meyer family from Anitapolis, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil A rude awakening by geese screaming at my door was not the way I envisioned starting my day. With temperatures near freezing, the…

Diego Arias |

It has been almost four years since I first became involved with the regional public-private dialogue initiative, the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). In June 2012, I walked into the conference room…

Israel Mallett |

Our group visits the goat meat processing plant in Jussara, Bahia. Photo by Fatima Amazonas/World Bank.

Martin Raiser |

  To function properly, a financial system needs to have two doors in place: an “entry” and an “exit”. The first one enables qualified local or foreign institutions to enter the marketplace to…

José de Luna-Martínez |