Policymakers often associate competitiveness with real exchange rates. Not too long ago, firms in Southern European countries attributed their difficulties to compete in global markets with a…

Gonzalo Varela, Stefania Lovo |

  « Ce qui pourrait vraiment m’aider à développer mon activité, c’est l’accès à un réseau électrique fiable », me disait récemment David, un petit chef d’entreprise de Lagos, au Nigéria. « Je suis…

Masami Kojima |

Will cash and checks still exist 15 or 20 years from now given the increasing digitization of money? Is the smartphone our new bank? Will many people working in the financial sector industry lose…

José de Luna-Martínez, Wei Zhang |

To reinvigorate growth in Europe, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called for more common projects in the European Union (EU). And he emphasized that these efforts need to meet a set…

Doerte Doemeland, Arup Banerji, Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster |

There’s a lot of good news in the World Bank’s latest economic report on South Asia: the region is the fastest growing in the world and its limited exposure to global economic turbulence means…

Annette Dixon |

When development practitioners such as ourselves think of poverty, the EU is not what comes to mind first. While it is true that average incomes are higher in Europe than in most regions of the…

Doerte Doemeland, Gabriela Inchauste |

Когда специалисты-практики в области развития, такие как мы, размышляем о бедности, в первую очередь на ум приходит, конечно же не ЕС. И хотя средний уровень доходов в Европе выше, чем в…

Doerte Doemeland, Gabriela Inchauste |

Local governments are under pressure to provide more and better services. But in most cases, they cannot do this alone. An examination of the World Bank Group’s PPI database and the PPP databases…

Aijaz Ahmad, Shyamala Shukla |