Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

South Asia is the least integrated region in the world. Intra-regional trade in South Asia is less than 2% of GDP compared to over 20% in East Asia. Labor mobility and regional travel is minimal,…

Sarmad Shaikh |

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Kerry Natelege Crawford |

If you saw how poor I was before, you would see that things are getting better.   When I hear stories like that of Jean Bosco Hakizimana, a Burundian farmer whose life was transformed by a cow, I…

Joachim von Amsberg |

Antigua may mean old in Spanish, but what has been accomplished here looks quite modern. In this colonial city, a living example of Guatemala’s Mayan heritage, surrounded by mountains and…

Sergio Jellinek |

My work with small-hold cocoa farmers in Nicaragua has taught me that it is not true that organic production is more expensive, complicated to learn and unsustainable.   The Sustainable…

Mary L. González |

Cities have always been the driving forces of world civilizations. What Niniveh was to the Assyrian civilization, Babylon was to the Babylonian civilization.  When Peter the Great, third in the…

Souleymane Coulibaly |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |

“For the first time, I saw that the Government was thinking about the same issues as I was. I didn’t know.” These hotel owner’s words are characteristic of many in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines…

Andrea Gallina |

También disponible en español In the context of a global economic slowdown and the search for balanced economic growth, I offer some elements for discussion. All countries aspire to strong,…

Oscar Calvo-González |