Photo: Debbie Hildreth Pisarcik | Flickr Creative Commons Several years ago, after almost two decades at various investment banks, I joined the World Bank’s Financial Solutions team. I had always…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

Niñas en la escuela. Pakistán. © Caroline Suzman/Banco Mundial Durante mi infancia en Pakistán, a menudo me preguntaba por qué se esperaba que los niños se convirtieran en médicos o ingenieros…

Rudaba Zehra Nasir |

(Photo: Michael Haws / World Bank) When we talk about the future of work, it is important to include perspectives, ideas and solutions from young people as they are the driving force that can…

Esteve Sala |

  Blog in Urdu This blog is certainly not about exploding mangoes but about the exploding Pakistani populace. The recent reactions of surprise on results of the census seems bewildering. Pakistan’…

Inaam Ul Haq |

It’s not always easy to convince the private sector to participate in public infrastructure projects—especially in developing countries and emerging economies. Why is this a problem? Because there…

Pankaj Gupta |

Selon l’Islamic Financial Services Board, le marché de la finance islamique se chiffre aujourd’hui à 1 900 milliards de dollars. Son essor rapide s’est accompagné de l’élargissement de ses champs…

Clive Harris, Ashraf Bouajina |

Also available in: Français | العربية Photo: Artit Wongpradu / Shutterstock.com Islamic finance has been growing rapidly across the globe. According to a recent report by the Islamic Financial…

Clive Harris, Ashraf Bouajina |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: Français | English Photo: Artit Wongpradu / Shutterstock.com   شهد التمويل الإسلامي نموا سريعا في جميع أنحاء العالم. ووفقا لتقرير صدر مؤخرا عن مجلس الخدمات…

Clive Harris, Ashraf Bouajina |

  About 17 years ago, I began preparations for applying to colleges in America. One of the prerequisites to qualify for an undergraduate program was the Test of English as a Foreign Language (…

Sara Sultan |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |