As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |

At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic…

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing the statement, “It’s not the What; it’s the How.”  On the reform of energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa, for instance, the discussion is…

Shanta Devarajan |

Il ne se passe guère de semaine sans que j’entende quelqu’un affirmer que ce qui importe, ce n’est pas ce qu’on fait mais la manière dont on le fait. Prenez la réforme des subventions énergétiques…

Shanta Devarajan |

También disponible en: English   Casi no pasa una semana sin que escuche la frase: “no es el qué; sino el cómo”.  En el caso de la reforma de los subsidios a la energía en Oriente Medio y Norte de…

Shanta Devarajan |

版本: English 国际比较项目新数据与全球经济格局 世界银行上周发布的国际比较项目新报告将引发关于全球经济格局的大讨论。在某些方面,该报告挑战了传统观念,但在另一些方面,报告则强化了传统观念。 《经济学人》刊文指出,最突出变化在于中国崛起且有可能在2014年年底前成为世界第一大经济体。著名经济学家安格斯•麦迪森指出,美国于1872年成为世界第一大经济体,此后一直保持这一地位。…

Homi Kharas, Laurence Chandy |

Could the source of the wealth of nations be learning to learn? A recent paper by Luke Jordan, who until late 2013 was a Private Sector Development Specialist for the World Bank, along with…

Luke Jordan |

[注:文中引用的所有数据均源自世界银行最新一期《全球经济展望》报告。分析内容为作者本人所写。] 展望2014年世界经济形势最好的一个词是“平安无事”。对我们所处的奇怪的世界而言,这可以说是一则利好消息。历经六年的以全球金融危机和一些国家旷日持久衰退为特点的动荡之后,我们正迈向平安无事的时期,全球经济增长缓慢提速,这确实令人振奋。 2013年,世界经济增长率为2.4%。据我们预测,…

考什克•巴苏 |