A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

there's something electric on the horizon in Turkey Uruguay. Peru. The U.S. State of Maine. South Korea. Portugal. A number of places around the world have made very large, (hopefully)…

Michael Trucano |

The countries of the Western Balkans – which include the states of the former Yugoslavia, along with Albania – are not exactly world-famous for their entrepreneurial spirit. Yet if you look at…

Jeanette Thomas |

  You’d probably be skeptical if I told you that the Western Balkans – a region that has long suffered from social and ethnic fragmentation – now has a strong opportunity to boost shared…

Paulo Correa |

Talk about timing! This week has seen back-to-back initiatives that underscore the growing importance of Islamic finance – and the significant role that the World Bank Group can play in unleashing…

Abayomi Alawode |

Me parece una excelente iniciativa la de fijar la mirada en el fenómeno de las clases medias en Latinoamérica. No tanto en aquello que ya sabíamos -la revolución del crecimiento que llevó a…

Javier Moreno Barber |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

“Los maestros rurales no se ven, pero deberíamos ser la vidriera de un país”. La frase forma parte de una entrevista a un maestro rural de la provincia de Salta, Argentina, en un salón prolijo y…

Helena Rovner |

A parte realmente interessante de trabalhar em infraestrutura é todos conhecerem a própria tarefa.   Nós todos pagamos contas, ficamos sem energia durante tempestades e nos preocupamos com a…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |