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 |

Bangladesh was born on December 16 1971, following a devastating war that cost the lives of 3, 000, 000 people. They were victorious in their fight for independence, yet the prospects of the…

Lea Gimenez, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe |

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 |

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 |

With spectacular growth of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Bangladesh, there is a growing concern that borrowers might be borrowing from multiple sources and more than they are able to repay,…

Shahid Khandker, Hussain Samad |

Il y a quelques semaines, la Banque centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) a annoncé une bonne nouvelle : au cours des cinq dernières années, la proportion de la population bancarisée…

Corinne Riquet, Djibril Maguette Mbengue |