According to the latest available purchasing power parity (PPP) data, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) in PPP terms overtook the USA’s in 2013, and now accounts for nearly 19% of the global…

Edie Purdie |

The ICP blog series explores ideas and issues under the International Comparison Program umbrella – including innovations in price and data collection, discussions on purpose and methodology, as…

Edie Purdie |

金融技术正在改变着全球金融行业,也为扩大面向低收入家庭的金融服务提供了可能——一直以来,这些家庭或承受不起此类服务或无法获得此类服务。金融技术改善发展中国家人民生活状况的潜力巨大,其带来的可能性及产生的影响同样巨大。 金融行业已开始采用不同方法运作;该行业的主流是采用新方法来收集、处理并使用信息。全新的各类主体正在进入这一领域。金融行业的方方面面——包括支付和基础设施、…

Joaquim Levy |

La technologie financière (Fintech) fait évoluer le secteur financier (a) dans le monde entier. Elle favorise aussi l’accès des ménages à bas revenu aux services financiers. Son potentiel et son…

Joaquim Levy |

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Joaquim Levy |

Between 1977 and 1997, the World Bank supported “sites and services” projects in 27 cities across India A freshly-minted architect stood staring at a sea of toilets. Row after row of them, on…

Sumila Gulyani |

Within the next 30 years, urban populations in developing countries will double and UN-Habitat estimates that around 3 billion people will need housing and basic infrastructure. Already, 70% of…

Parul Agarwala, Syed Usman Javaid |

Many regions and countries face urbanization challenges, South Asia is no exception. Although the region is currently the least urbanized region in the world, its urbanization rate is on par with…

Judy Deng |

According to recent estimates, South Asia is facing a shortage of 38 million housing units, largely affecting low and middle-income households. It comes as no surprise that informal settlements,…

Parul Agarwala |