The southern fringes of the Sahara desert host rugged lands where mankind has thrived for more than a millennium. In this vast panorama, the Inner Niger Delta stands out: In a region where limited…

Paula Caballero |

The Port of Chittagong at night in Bangladesh. South Asia has a great opportunity to increase exports to realize greater growth and prosperity. ​Photo by: Shahadat Rahman Shemul  Watching export…

Markus Kitzmuller |

Il y a vingt-cinq ans, je vivais à Tanji, un village de pêcheurs situé sur la côte gambienne. Le village s’animait avant le lever du soleil, et en se levant tôt, on pouvait voir partir en mer les…

​Caroline Kende-Robb |

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

Miles McKenna |

Bhutan has some of the most thrilling rides in the world—in the air and on the ground.   Flying into Paro Airport, the only international airport in Bhutan, is an experience like none other—its…

Charles Kunaka, Miles McKenna |

بعد ضم روسيا لشبه جزيرة القرم بعد التصويت الشعبي في أوائل شهر مارس/آذار، فرض الاتحاد الأوروبي، ولاحقاً الولايات المتحدة وكندا، المجموعة الأولى من العقوبات - تجميد الأصول وحظر السفر على بعض…

ليلي متقي |

Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea after the popular voting in early March, the European Union and recently the U.S. and Canada have imposed their first round of sanctions—an asset freeze and…

Lili Mottaghi |

Depuis l’annexion de la Crimée par la Russie, à l’issue d’un référendum populaire organisé début mars, l’Union européenne et, depuis peu, les États-Unis et le Canada, ont imposé une première série…

Lili Mottaghi |

One of the most extraordinary examples of the use of economic principles comes from the beginning of the 19th century, when England used to send a huge number of prisoners to Australia. The…

Eliana Cardoso |

The World Bank released its annual Doing Business report (pdf) last week which tracks regulatory reforms for conducting business and ranks countries based on their ease of doing business.…

Joe Qian |