Rikweda, an Afghan fruit processing company in the Kabul Province is well on its way to restoring Afghanistan as a raisin exporting powerhouse—a status the country held until the 1970s when it…

Hartwig Schafer |

Private sector development (PSD) plays a crucial role in post-conflict economic development and poverty alleviation. Fragile states, however, face major challenges, such as difficult access to…

Steve Utterwulghe |

Philippines: World Bank Reaffirms Commitment for Inclusive Growth in Bangsamoro World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg ensures support for overall peace and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Available in: Español | عربي Noranna busy at work: A true-blooded Moro, she is among the many witnesses to the struggle around her. As a child, she saw how conflict affected the lives of the…

Hana Kabagani |

Earlier today, the World Bank released its annual Doing Business report, which tracks business regulation reforms and ranks emerging economies on the “ease of doing business.”

James I Davison |

  Restaurants in Mongolia can face fines for not having the right number of forks. Mongolia's done a good job in reforming its business environment since the collapse of communism in the…

David Lawrence |

BusinessWeek reports that an annual study by one of Europe's top business schools indicates that Asian economies are overtaking the U.S. and Northern Europe to become the most competitive in…

Claudia Gabarain |