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 |

The fallout from the April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh has had severe domestic and international reactions. The international buyers and governments have responded…

Zahid Hussain |

Just six months ago, in the previous South East Europe Regular Economic Report (SEE RER) covering the six Western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia,…

Željko Bogetic |

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 |

Antigua, Guatemala. En esta ciudad colonial, una muestra viva de la cultura maya, rodeada de cerros y volcanes, los cancilleres de las Américas han logrado en apenas tres días algo que parecía, si…

Sergio Jellinek |

In the World Bank, we recently did a report titled Bangladesh:  Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth—Opportunities and Challenges.  For this study, we did a survey of 1, 000…

Zahid Hussain |

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 |

Also available in English Hay una estadística que me dejó perplejo y mortificado a la vez: la principal fuente de daño físico para la mujer no son los accidentes de tráfico, ni el crimen, ni…

Hasan Tuluy |