Economic analysis suggests that the next impetus for growth in India's economy will come from micro, small, medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) and startups. A slew of programs announced in…

Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, Ashutosh Tandon |

The debate on whether the state should play an active role in broadening access to finance or not is one that has lingered for decades. A recent book (de la Torre, Gozzi, and Schmukler, 2017)…

Sergio Schmukler, Facundo Abraham |

Can government policies designed to promote financial inclusion encourage people to open an account at a bank or other financial institution?

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar |

New technologies offer an opportunity to strengthen economic measurement. Evening luminosity observed from satellites has been shown to be a good proxy for economic activity. Economic growth is a…

Martin Rama, Robert C M Beyer |

India-Bangladesh land border crossing. Credit: Sanjay Kathuria Deepening connectivity and economic linkages between India and Bangladesh will be critical for the success of India’s ‘Act East’…

Sanjay Kathuria |

Young Economists sharing the stage with Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist and Coordinator, Regional Integration (Left to Right: Aamir Khan/ Pakistan, Sreerupa Sengupta/ India, Sanjay Kathuria/ World…

Nikita Singla, Marcio Augusto De La Cruz |

Kuraisa creating traditional lac bangles . Photo Credit: JEEViKA Kuraisa lives in the Majhaulia village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, India. As an artisan, she and her family create  …

Mio Takada, Mrinalini Penumaka, Paramveer Singh |

With financial inclusion now established as an objective for most financial sector policymakers worldwide,  the day-to-day responsibility for ensuring its achievement in a responsible, consumer-…

Wilson Kamali, Douglas Randall |

In Brazil, where I come from, we are crazy about football, so I grew up listening to football matches. At the end of a match, the reporters would interview the main scorer of the day, who would…

Frederico Gil Sander |

  New Zealand Map.  Photo Credit: Academia maps GeoAtlas When people think about New Zealand’s most famous son, Sir Edmund Hillary, they mostly think about the quiet Auckland bee-keeper who…

Annette Dixon |