Malaysia’s experience in addressing access to finance for SMEs has been successful, serving as a learning point for countries like Tanzania. Photo: Samuel Goh/World Bank Tanzania is set towards…

Djauhari Sitorus |

What would bring together the China trade shock, road blocks in the West Bank, and the Belt and Road initiative? The 6th Annual IMF-World Bank-WTO Trade Research Conference, at which staff of the…

Ana Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo |

Around the world, development financial institutions help to promote economic growth, support social development and alleviate poverty. Photo: bigstock/Elena Larina Are national development…

José de Luna-Martínez |

Photo: bigstock/ f9photos Income growth is not the sole aim of economic development. An equally important, albeit harder to quantify objective is a sense of progress for the entire community, and …

Victoria Kwakwa |

Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, launching the Virtual Teller Machine (VTM) at the National Savings Bank. Digital technologies such as the VTM are now changing…

Djauhari Sitorus, Nisha Singh, Ahmad Hafiz Abdul Aziz |

The green sukuk, or Islamic bond, is a big step forward to fill gaps in green financing. Proceeds are used to fund environmentally sustainable infrastructure projects such as solar farms in…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Both Malaysia and India are countries steeped in innovation with a strong desire to foster new, innovative start-up enterprises.    With a global focus on providing more support to Small and…

Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, Simon Bell |

Read this post in Français, Español We came to Rio+20 determined that one outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development must be a plan for what ministers of finance, development and…

Rachel Kyte |

Art at the Rio+20 Pavillion reminds those passing by: "The future begins with the decisions we make in the present." UN Photo/Maria Elisa Franco   While negotiators were getting their…

Rachel Kyte |